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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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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 ...

TSP's C Fund drops in May

June 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund-which invests in common stocks-fell 2.05 percent in May, continuing its drop from last month, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The F Fund (fixed-income bonds) fell 0.03 percent, while the G Fund (government securities) was up 0.54 ...

Rossotti outlines IRS reforms for contractors

June 8, 2000 klunney@govexec.com It will take the Internal Revenue Service more than a decade to fully modernize and reform its operations, IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti told members of the Professional Services Council at a Tuesday luncheon. The Professional Services Council (PSC) is the national trade association representing for-profit professional and technical ...

Agencies struggle to comply with financial management act

June 7, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies continue to have problems meeting the requirements of a 1996 law instructing them to get their finances in order. A House Government Reform subcommittee Tuesday heard testimony from agency chief financial officers and other financial leaders on the challenges agencies face in following the Federal Financial Management ...

Conservative leader calls for 50 percent government cut

June 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Despite all the federal downsizing of the past decade, conservatives should aim to cut the size of government at all levels in the United States by half in the next generation, argues a prominent right-wing thinker. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, argues that reducing the size ...

Legal Briefs: Handcuff harassment

June 2, 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. Burnis Tate, an African American ...