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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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Survey finds nomination process deters potential appointees

January 10, 2001 Most corporate and civic leaders believe that serving in the government as a presidential appointee is an honor, but said mediocre pay and an embarrassing nomination process would deter them from the job, according to a new survey. The survey of 580 leaders in business, academia, the nonprofit sector and ...

Gore team hands out last reinvention awards

January 10, 2001 After seven years, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) will mark the end of its work Thursday by honoring the IRS and the General Services Administration with the last of 1,378 Hammer Awards. Hammer Awards recognize federal employees who find innovative ways to make government more efficient and cost-effective. ...

NPR director touts reinvention's results

January 9, 2001 This is the second in an occasional series of GovExec.com exit interviews with key officials in the Clinton administration. In 1993, the Clinton administration launched the National Performance Review (NPR), an interagency task force of federal employees focused on ways to make the government work better and cost less. Vice ...

Patent examiners accept pay raise, phase out paper files

January 8, 2001 Patent examiners have agreed to trade in their paper files for electronic ones in exchange for a pay raise from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Patent Office Professional Association, an independent group representing examiners and other Patent Office professionals, and the Patent Office agreed to a new special ...

VA patients treated as well as Medicare patients, study shows

January 5, 2001 Death rates for heart attack patients treated in hospitals operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs are the same as those of Medicare patients, and both groups receive roughly the same quality of care, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which appears ...

Good-government groups urge Bush to focus on management

January 4, 2001 A group of good-government organizations has suggested to President-elect Bush ways to make federal agencies more accountable under his administration. In a Dec. 20 memorandum to Bush, The Government Performance Coalition, which consists of some of the nation's leading advocates for more effective government, suggested that Bush use the 1993 ...

Clinton signs bill boosting benefits for federal doctors

January 3, 2001 In an effort to attract more doctors to public service, President Clinton last week signed into law a measure that permanently provides a special pay allowance for federal physicians. The bill (H.R. 207), sponsored by Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md., also allows the special pay to be included in doctors' average ...

Final IT accessibility standards issued

December 22, 2000 Final rules requiring agencies to provide assistive technology to employees with disabilities were issued Thursday after months of delays. The new standards revise Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. The act requires agencies to ensure that federal employees with disabilities have the same access to information, computers and networks ...

Online calculator helps feds compute retirement benefits

December 21, 2000 A new online calculator will allow federal employees to compute their retirement benefits with a simple click of the mouse. The Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration Tuesday launched the Federal Employees Retirement Calculator on Social Security's Access for Seniors Web site. The calculator gives users an ...

New partnership aims to put a pretty face on public buildings

December 20, 2000 As far as the General Services Administration is concerned, a pretty face is exactly what more federal buildings need. Last week, GSA teamed up with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to promote the design and construction of more attractive, cost-effective and environmentally friendly public buildings. "By making better ...