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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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Army Corps chief denies agency’s rogue reputation

March 16, 2001 The head of the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday disputed allegations that the Corps is a "rogue" agency that parlays a cozy relationship with Congress into billions of dollars worth of water projects. "Are we a rogue agency? Are we too cozy with Congress? Absolutely not," said Lt. Gen. Robert ...

Agency information sharing sparks privacy concerns

March 15, 2001 Federal agencies are increasingly swapping citizens' personal information, according to a new report from an online privacy think tank. A survey of data sharing between federal agencies conducted by Privacilla.org, a public policy Web site advocating privacy, concluded that agencies such as the Social Security Administration and the IRS are ...

Retirees rate OPM highly

March 14, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management received an overall 70 percent approval rating from federal retirees for the quality of its retirement and insurance programs, according to a new survey released Monday. Nearly half of the respondents in OPM's annual customer survey on the federal retirement program were "very satisfied" with ...

Medicare overpayments cut by half

March 13, 2001 The Health Care Financing Administration has reduced Medicare overpayments by nearly 50 percent over the past five years, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general. In fiscal 2000, improper Medicare payments to hospitals, doctors and other health care providers totaled $11.9 billion, ...

Uncle Sam to spring breakers: Have fun, responsibly

March 12, 2001 Uncle Sam is giving students traveling South of the border this spring something extra to throw into their beach bags. Each spring, the U.S. Customs Service, INS, and Agriculture Department team up to distribute fliers to springtime revelers heading to Mexico with information on the federal and Texas state regulations ...

Future of Defense Travel System to be decided in April

March 12, 2001 A decision on the future of the long-awaited Defense Travel System will be made in April, Defense officials said Friday. Air Force Col. Pamela Arias, the Defense Travel System program director, said Defense officials will be briefed in late March or early April on the status of the system, and ...

Book offers resume-writing tips for Defense civilians

March 9, 2001 Federal employees and those aspiring to work in the government need to master the art of electronic resume writing, according to a new book from a federal resume expert. Kathy Kraemer Troutman's Electronic Federal Resume Guidebook provides readers seeking civilian jobs in the Defense Department with advice on navigating Resumix, ...

EEOC still weighing database of discrimination complaints

March 8, 2001 A database that would contain information on federal managers accused of discrimination is still under consideration, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Managers' groups, including the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, have voiced concern over a proposed database that could include names, Social Security numbers, addresses ...

Army Corps employee receives whistleblower award

March 7, 2001 The Office of Special Counsel announced the creation of an award program for federal whistleblowers Tuesday and will honor an Army Corps of Engineers employee as its first recipient. The Office of Special Counsel, the independent agency responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints, will honor Donald C. Sweeney with the first ...

IRS told to set goals for improving phone service

March 6, 2001 The IRS must recruit and retain a talented workforce and develop strategic goals for its telephone service if it hopes to meet the demands of taxpayers, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The report criticized IRS for failing to establish long-term goals based on taxpayers' needs for its ...