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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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Agency contributions to federal pension plans will rise in October

June 9, 2011 The government will contribute more to the pension plans of federal employees, including lawmakers, in fiscal 2012, according to new figures published in the Federal Register. For most federal employees, the amount agencies will contribute to their pensions under the Federal Employees Retirement System will increase from 11.7 percent to...

Place Particulars

June 9, 2011 Locality Pay The Office of Personnel Management published in the Federal Register on Tuesday its final rule granting federal workers in Alaska and Hawaii locality pay unique to those states. The rule also extends the "Rest of U.S." rates to include American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and...

FEMA’s fraud unit plans to staff up

June 8, 2011 The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has pivoted from one disaster to another during the past few months, plans to increase the number of employees working in its fraud division this year and in 2012, according to a new inspector general report. The Homeland Security Department IG found that FEMA's...

Chief of the Year: Finance

June 7, 2011 On June 15, Government Executive is featuring the government's chief officers of finance, human capital, information and information security in a special issue of the magazine. This year, for the second time, we've identified individuals to highlight as Chiefs of the Year. In challenging times, these individuals are leading the...

HR managers feel they lack time, money for succession planning

June 6, 2011 Few federal human resources offices focus on ensuring they have skilled staff in the pipeline to hit the ground running when vacancies crop up, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton. HR managers spend more time on succession plans for their agencies...

GOP lawmakers unveil bill to reduce government workforce

June 6, 2011 House lawmakers have introduced legislation that aims to reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent by 2015 through attrition. A trio of Republicans unveiled a bill that would allow hiring one federal employee to replace every three workers who retire or leave their job. The legislation is based on a...

GAO: Reservists need better information about health care benefits

June 3, 2011 The Defense Department needs to do a better job educating reservists about the health care benefits available to them, according to the government's watchdog. The Government Accountability Office found that the military's reserve components lack a central point of contact to inform eligible reservists of their options under TRICARE Reserve...

Price tag of official time spent on union activities grows

June 1, 2011 The cost of official time used by federal employees participating in union activities increased nearly 7 percent between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2009, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. The report, the subject of a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill, found that federal employees spent...

Recouping Sick Leave

June 1, 2011 Some federal employees who retire and later return to government service may receive credit for unused sick leave. Under the fiscal 2010 Defense authorization law, Federal Employees Retirement System participants who retire between Oct. 28, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2013, will see 50 percent of their unused sick leave credited...

Masters of Disaster

June 1, 2011 As casualties mount, so do the number of agencies involved in the cleanup. The landscape of disaster management-populated by a massive network of government agencies, businesses, nonprofit groups and faith-based organizations-often is as confusing and overwhelming as a cataclysmic storm. In April, deadly tornadoes ripped through a swath of the...

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