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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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GSA allowed to offer prizes to federal employees

November 28, 2000 Laptop computers and other prizes await lucky federal employees who fill out customer service surveys from the General Services Administration (GSA). This month the General Accounting Office gave GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) the green light to award prizes to employees randomly chosen in drawings to increase the response rate ...

HUD needs more accurate data from public housing agencies

November 22, 2000 Public housing agencies often submit erroneous data to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on how well they provide safe and decent housing for low-income households, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. For the report "HUD Needs Better Information on Housing Agencies' Management Performance" (GAO-01-94), ...

Consulting firm praises HUD's management reform plan

November 21, 2000 The Housing and Urban Development Department's three-year old plan to improve customer service and restore the public's trust in the agency has won the praise of a private consulting firm in a new report. But the firm also urged HUD officials to focus more on engaging employees in the reform ...

Border Patrol snares more than 1,700 new hires

November 20, 2000 An aggressive advertising campaign and $2,000 signing bonuses helped the Immigration and Naturalization Service hire more than 1,700 new border patrol agents in fiscal 2000. INS recruiters launched a media blitz on the Web-advertising on sites such as Monster.com-to attract applicants and offer them the opportunity to apply online. The ...

Discrimination complaint process improving, but slowly

November 17, 2000 Although new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are improving the federal discrimination complaint process, a group of lawyers and administrative judges said Thursday that the system is still far from perfect. "Is the process we have here today better than a year ago? Yes," said Gary Gilbert, supervisory ...

Transition delay unlikely to hamper federal operations

November 16, 2000 The delay in the presidential transition most likely will not disrupt business in federal agencies, but could make it difficult for the next President to get a team of political appointees in place in a timely fashion, experts said Wednesday. During a discussion at the Brookings Institution on how the ...

Executive performance agreements said to improve agency results

November 15, 2000 Performance agreements between three agencies and their senior executives are leading to improved business results, according to a new General Accounting Office report. In the report, "Emerging Benefits from Selected Agencies' Use of Performance Agreements" (GAO-01-115), GAO studied three agencies-the Education Department's Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA), the Veterans ...

Whether it's Bush or Gore, some appointees will stay put

November 15, 2000 Once the election results are finally sorted out, the President-elect and his team can get on with the business of setting up their administration. That will mean making thousands of political appointments. But some appointees are going to stay right where they are regardless of who wins. Here's a list ...

Clinton signs bill improving vets' claims process

November 13, 2000 Veterans will get get more assistance in processing their benefits claims under a bill signed into law by President Clinton last Thursday. The Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 (H.R. 4864) directs the Veterans Affairs Department to inform veterans of the information necessary to complete their claims, inform claimants when ...

Scholars advise next president to appoint bipartisan Cabinet

November 13, 2000 Scholars from the Brookings Institution Wednesday urged the next president to embrace bipartisanship by choosing appointees from both political parties to serve in the new administration. A post-election analysis scheduled by the think tank shifted gears in light of the presidential election recount, and scholars-at that point assuming Texas Gov. ...