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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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GAO recruiting campaign targets young watchdogs

January 31, 2001 The agency responsible for shining a spotlight on the government's human capital crisis has launched its own recruiting campaign in an effort to become a familiar face on college campuses around the country. The General Accounting Office, the watchdog agency that reports on the executive branch to Congress, is trying ...

President urged to retain inspectors general

January 30, 2001 President Bush should think twice about replacing any current inspectors general, a leading public policy expert said Monday. Agency inspectors general (IGs) technically serve at the pleasure of the President, but new administrations traditionally keep them around for continuity, according to Paul C. Light, vice president and director of governmental ...

Agencies urged to use incentives to snare IT workers

January 30, 2001 A top government official last week encouraged federal managers to take advantage of employment incentives already in place to recruit and retain a talented information technology workforce. "Push existing programs to the maximum extent possible," said Ira L. Hobbs, deputy chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, during last week's ...

Feds call on Bush to support interagency councils

January 29, 2001 Interagency councils are helping government leaders solve tough problems, but finding the funds to keep these efforts afloat is a huge challenge, according to current and former federal executives. During last week's annual Association of Government Accountants federal leadership conference in Washington, Jim Flyzik, chief information officer at the Treasury ...

Senator: DoD misinterpreting employee education requirements

January 25, 2001 A controversial provision in the fiscal 2001 Defense Authorization Act disqualifies contract specialists from promotions unless they have a college degree and credits in business-related courses. But a spokesman for Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., said Wednesday that that was never the intention of the law. Section 808 of the ...

Federal unions ask Bush to close the private-public pay gap

January 24, 2001 The two largest unions representing federal employees Monday urged President George W. Bush to fully implement a 10-year-old law designed to close the pay gap between government and industry. Union Presidents Bobby L. Harnage, of the American Federation of Government Employees, and Colleen M. Kelley, of the National Treasury Employees ...

Bush chills federal hiring, but stops short of a freeze

January 23, 2001 Hours after being sworn in as the nation's 43rd president, George W. Bush instructed federal agency heads to put a hold on all hiring until his appointees can approve personnel decisions. In a memo to heads and acting heads of executive agencies, Andrew H. Card Jr., Bush's chief of staff, ...

Report urges pay, personnel reform

January 23, 2001 Pay reform, performance management and a greater emphasis on recruiting and retaining employees are critical to overhauling the federal civil service, according to hundreds of public servants, scholars and business leaders cited in a new report from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government. Participants in four forums held ...

Former OPM chief takes a last look back

January 22, 2001 This is the last in a series of GovExec.com exit interviews with key officials in the Clinton administration. Janice R. Lachance led the Office of Personnel Management from August 1997 until the end of the Clinton administration, overseeing efforts to provide new benefits such as long-term care insurance and transit ...

OPM proposes to expand use of retention bonuses

January 22, 2001 Agencies could offer retention bonuses to employees who are likely to leave for another federal job, under proposed rules published in the Federal Register Friday. If approved, the draft regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management would for the first time allow agencies to offer employees bonuses to keep ...