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Kellie Lunney

Senior Correspondent Kellie Lunney covers federal pay and benefits issues, the budget process and financial management. After starting her career in journalism at Government Executive in 2000, she returned in 2008 after four years at sister publication National Journal writing profiles of influential Washingtonians. In 2006, she received a fellowship at the Ohio State University through the Kiplinger Public Affairs in Journalism program, where she worked on a project that looked at rebuilding affordable housing in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR and Feature Story News, where she participated in a weekly radio roundtable on the 2008 presidential campaign. In the late 1990s, she worked at the Housing and Urban Development Department as a career employee. She is a graduate of Colgate University.
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GAO plans to offer buyouts, early outs

August 12, 2011 The Government Accountability Office is planning to offer buyouts and early outs to employees, becoming the latest federal agency to try to restructure its workforce during tough fiscal times. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro sent a memo to employees Aug. 8 informing them GAO will seek approval from the Office of...

Super committee’s success or failure both threaten federal pay and benefits

August 11, 2011 Pick your poison, federal employees: Would you rather leave the fate of your pay and benefits up to 12 lawmakers, or to a little-known process called sequestration that dates back to the mid-1980s? It's a crapshoot, really, under the debt ceiling deal signed into law by President Obama last week...

Despite rate hike, many federal long-term care enrollees hold on to benefit

August 10, 2011 Nearly half of those enrolled in the federal long-term care insurance program did not change their benefit when premium rates increased in 2009, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Forty-six percent of the 146,415 enrollees who faced premium hikes made no change to the benefit, which...

Employees rank NASA as most innovative agency

August 9, 2011 More than half of federal workers value creativity and innovation in their jobs, according to a new report from a nonprofit organization. The Partnership for Public Service and the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, looked at the factors driving innovation in agencies and found 63.3 percent of employees...

Bill would authorize back pay for furloughed workers

August 9, 2011 Furloughed employees at the Federal Aviation Administration would receive retroactive pay for the two weeks they were off the job under legislation introduced Tuesday in the House. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., is sponsoring the bipartisan legislation that would authorize back pay for the 4,000 federal employees furloughed when the agency's...

GOP lawmaker will introduce back pay bill for FAA workers

August 8, 2011 This story has been updated. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., will introduce legislation Tuesday that would authorize back pay for the thousands of employees furloughed at the Federal Aviation Administration, his office said. Furloughed FAA employees returned to work Monday, after weeks of uncertainty over their jobs and funding for the...

Education will offer buyouts, early outs

August 8, 2011 The Education Department will begin offering buyouts and early retirement to employees next month in 12 different program offices, according to an email from the department's chief human capital officer obtained by Government Executive. Robert Buggs sent the email Monday to all employees notifying them of the department's intention to...

Lawmaker tries to reassure beleaguered feds

August 5, 2011 A Democratic senator on Friday tried to reassure federal employees worried about the effect of the debt ceiling deal on their pay and benefits, while at the same time acknowledging the super committee created to study deficit reduction could come up with proposals that hurt feds. "We will be watching...

FAA employees could return to work next week

August 4, 2011 Furloughed employees at the Federal Aviation Administration could be back on the job as early as next week, if the Senate approves legislation Friday that funds the agency and ends a two-week partial shutdown. Lawmakers reached a deal Thursday afternoon to end the impasse over FAA funding and put thousands...

OPM releases draft rules on new federal internship program

August 4, 2011 The Office of Personnel Management has issued proposed regulations on the government's new internship program, designed to attract students and graduates to careers in public service. The Pathways Programs includes three tracks for current students, recent graduates and Presidential Management Fellows. Participants will be classified under a new Schedule D...

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