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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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Congress balks at prison plan to clothe military

October 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A Justice Department program that employs federal prison inmates to produce goods for sale to federal agencies came under fire at a House subcommittee hearing last week for looking at the possibility of expanding its military clothing sales. Federal Prison Industries (FPI), a division of the Bureau of Prisons ...

Task force calls for more computer-based training

October 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Agencies need to use technology to help employees acquire new job skills, according to an interagency task force report released this week. The President's Task Force on Federal Training Technology released its report earlier this week on using technology in federal agencies to train employees. The task force, made ...

Navy to award intranet contract Friday

October 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy will award its multibillion dollar intranet contract today at 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig and department officials will give an overview of the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) this afternoon at 12:45 at a Pentagon press briefing. In accordance with Defense Department ...

EPA officials deny discrimination

October 5, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency vigorously defended their agency's commitment to diversity yesterday during a House hearing that focused on allegations of widespread discrimination and retaliation. The House Science Committee heard testimony from a black senior manager at EPA who won a $600,000 verdict in a race and ...

Union calls FAIR Act lists a waste of time

October 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The largest federal employee union yesterday called for a fair playing field when it comes to competing with industry for jobs. The Office of Management and Budget released the first round of Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act inventories last Friday, listing more than 194,000 federal jobs that may ...

Senate passes bill to improve transitions

October 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A bill designed to help prepare newly elected Presidents and their appointees for service in the executive branch passed the Senate unanimously last week. The Presidential Transition Act of 2000 provides briefings and orientation for political appointees, creates a "transitions" directory with important agency and administrative information, and requires ...

GSA offers employees high-tech office space

October 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Future office spaces for federal employees may one day rival the comforts of home, thanks to a new General Services Adminstration public-private partnership. GSA teamed up with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International last week to develop modern work stations that enhance productivity. The partnership will focus ...

Navy set to award multibillion dollar intranet contract

October 2, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy hopes to award its multibillion dollar intranet contract next week, a spokeswoman for NAVAIR said Friday. The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract award was slated to coincide with the start of fiscal 2001-Oct. 1-but Congress' failure to pass key spending bills for next year's budget before its ...

Security problems plague federal accounting system

October 2, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Serious computer security problems continue to plague the government's central accounting system, putting data and dollars at risk. The General Accounting Office delivered that message in a report released last week. GAO praised the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service, or FMS, for making strides in outlining security procedures and ...

Agency head debates administration policy's effect

September 28, 2000 From rising health care premium costs to recruiting strategies, a current agency head and a former Reagan official Wednesday debated over how the next administration's policies would affect federal employees. The debate, sponsored by FPMI Communications, Inc., featured Janice R. Lachance, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and ...