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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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NFFE beats AFGE in battle to represent Defense workers

June 19, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The National Federation of Federal Employees has won a small battle in the ongoing turf war between federal unions to represent agency employees. Defense Logistics Agency employees in Letterkenny, Pa. recently chose NFFE to represent them, instead of the American Federation of Government Employees. AFGE and NFFE have a ...

Legal Briefs: Demonstrating discrimination

June 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Every Friday on GovExec.com, Legal Briefs reviews cases that involve, or provide valuable lessons to, federal managers. We report on the decisions of a wide range of review panels, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and federal courts. A Supreme Court decision this week ...

Per-person government costs on the decline

June 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com It took the average American 167 working days this year to support the operations of government at all levels in the United States, according to the annual "Cost of Government Day" report released by Americans for Tax Reform. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, argued, however, that the day ...

Lawmakers aim to curb agencies' power

June 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Congress is giving federal agencies too much legislative power, a panel of witnesses before a House Government Reform subcommittee charged Wednesday. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., testified before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs on the dangers of handing over ...

Rising FEHBP premiums cause alarm

June 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The rapid rise in health care premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the largest employer-sponsored health insurance plan in the nation, must be stemmed, lawmakers said Tuesday. FEHBP provides coverage for some nine million federal employees, retirees and their families. Premiums rose an average of 9.3 ...

Biologists sue Air Force for outsourcing enviro projects

June 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Two biologists at Edwards Air Force Base in California are suing the Air Force for outsourcing environmental projects and allegedly attempting to cover up violations of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act at the base. Wanda Deal and Mark Hagan, two civilian biologists at Edwards, along ...

Leaders credited with revamping DoD procurement

June 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Reforming the largest federal agency's procurement process is no easy feat. However, four dedicated Pentagon leaders and an enthusiastic workforce did just that, transforming the Defense Department's complicated and inefficient weapons acquisition process into a more cost-effective and innovative system. A recent report by Kimberly A. Harokopus, a visiting ...

Legal Briefs: Northern disclosure

June 9, 2000 ksaldarini@govexec.com, klunney@govexec.com Every Friday on GovExec.com, Legal Briefs reviews cases that involve, or provide valuable lessons to, federal managers. We report on the decisions of a wide range of review panels, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and federal courts. Valerie Morman, a sales cashier ...

Report looks at bureaucrats as businesspeople

June 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com An entrepreneurial spirit taking root in many federal agencies is breathing new life into the way the government does business, according to a new report. The report, by Government Executive Associate Editor Anne Laurent, says entrepreneurial organizations within government have flourished since the beginning of the Clinton administration, and ...

Agencies told to improve debt collection efforts

June 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies need to do a better job of referring delinquent debts to the Treasury Department on time, witnesses at a House Government Reform Subcommittee hearing said Thursday. The Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) of 1996 requires agencies to refer non-tax debts that have been delinquent for more than ...