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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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Focus on the Family

July 1, 2011 The military ramps up outreach to spouses feeling the strain of multiple deployments. By the end of May, the Army had lost 62 active-duty soldiers to suicide since the beginning of the year. That's just one branch of the military-and the figure does not include members of the reserves or...

Former top officials dissect homeland security since 9/11

June 23, 2011 Coordination among agencies with jurisdiction over homeland security and the intelligence community has improved vastly since Sept. 11, 2001, a panel of current and former government officials said Thursday, even while turf battles in Congress and inconsistent information sharing between the federal government and localities continue to stymie efforts to...

GAO: Defense needs to improve management of incentive pay

June 22, 2011 The Defense Department pledged $11 billion in enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses during the past four years, but it does not effectively measure whether the incentive pay has been a good use of money, according to a new report. From fiscal 2006 to fiscal 2010, the military services signed contracts worth...

Complaints of improper political activity rise in 2010

June 21, 2011 The number of complaints related to inappropriate political activity in the federal workplace increased in fiscal 2010, according to the Office of Special Counsel. OSC, which enforces the Hatch Act, received 526 complaints last year, said Ana Galindo-Marrone, chief of the agency's Hatch Act unit, in testimony submitted to the...

Education considers buyouts

June 21, 2011 This story has been updated. The Education Department is deciding whether or not to offer buyouts to employees, according to a spokesman. Education currently is considering whether to join a growing list of federal agencies, including the Agriculture Department, in offering buyouts to employees to help reshape their workforces amid...

GSA joins White House healthy kids campaign

June 17, 2011 The General Services Administration is encouraging more healthy habits for kids nationwide by joining first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to fight childhood obesity. GSA says it will direct its 109 child care centers, which provide services for children of federal employees and kids from local communities, to use a five-point...

Pension Penalties

June 16, 2011 Lawmakers are seeking to cut corruption among their own ranks by denying pension benefits to members of Congress convicted of more types of felonies. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., this week introduced bills that would add 20 new public corruption offenses to an existing law that...

Chief officers want more collaboration among interagency councils

June 15, 2011 The councils representing agencies' chief officers should collaborate more with one another to increase government efficiency and productivity, a panel of top federal leaders said Wednesday. Within their own departments, chiefs of all stripes -- including acquisition, information technology, human capital and financial management -- work closely with and rely...

The Little Things Add Up

June 15, 2011 Chief financial officers sharpen their focus on technology, internal controls and training to accomplish incremental goals. Like everyone else these days, the government's chief financial officers are pinching pennies. Belt-tightening comes a bit more naturally to them than, say, their counterparts on Wall Street. After all, federal financial managers are...

Adm. Mullen: Local groups need to take lead on services for military families

June 14, 2011 Local communities nationwide, not Washington, must take the lead on providing a strong network of support for service members and their families, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during an event Tuesday. Adm. Mike Mullen, who is retiring in October, told an audience of service members...

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