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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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OPM Announces Early Departure for DC Feds

January 26, 2011 The Office of Personnel Management has authorized a two-hour early departure for federal employees in the Washington area on Wednesday due to expected snowfall in the region this evening. Non-emergency employees can leave two hours before their typical departure time from work today and OPM will grant them administrative leave...

Agencies unveil renewable energy roadmap

December 16, 2010 A draft environmental analysis the Energy and Interior departments unveiled Thursday calls for creating a solar energy program that would standardize the authorization process and stipulate mandatory design features for such development on federal land in the West. The proposal, which will be published in the Dec. 17 Federal Register,...

See Something? Say Something

December 9, 2010 By Brian Kalish The Homeland Security Department, GSA and Federal Protective Service said Wednesday the "see something, say something" campaign will be expanded to 9,000 federal buildings owned or leased by GSA nationwide. In the coming weeks, public awareness materials for the campaign will be posted in buildings and signage...

Poll: Feds see politics in pay raise decisions

November 29, 2010 President Obama on Monday blamed the burgeoning budget deficit for his decision to freeze federal civilian pay for the next two years, invoking the importance of sacrifice on the part of all Americans. But according to a Government Executive online poll, the overwhelming majority of federal employees believe politics is...

Pentagon pay transition remains on track, data shows

October 28, 2010 The Defense Department has moved roughly 75 percent of those employees housed in its now-defunct personnel system back onto the government's General Schedule pay scale, according to the latest data. Of the 226,000 employees included in the National Security Personnel System, the department had shifted 171,985 back into the GS...

Federal judge ends ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

October 12, 2010 A federal judge on Tuesday ended "don't ask, don't tell", after months of political debate over the topic, according to an Associated Press report. Virginia Phillips, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, ruled the nearly 20-year-old law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the...

TSP shows strength in September

October 1, 2010 After a weak August, Thrift Savings Plan funds rebounded nicely in September. The S and I funds saw the biggest boosts, gaining 11.47 percent and 9.81 percent, respectively. The S Fund invests in small and midsize companies and tracks the Dow Jones Wilshire 4500 Index; the I Fund invests in...

Uncle Sam Poaching Talent?

August 30, 2010 The government continues to take a drubbing on federal pay from outside observers. In an Aug. 30 piece on Forbes.com, columnist and senior economist John Tamny makes the familiar claim that federal salaries and benefits on average are higher than those in the private sector. But in a twist, Tamny...

Justice investigates allegations of cheating at FBI

July 28, 2010 The Justice Department inspector general is investigating whether hundreds of FBI agents nationwide cheated on a training test, according to a report from the Associated Press. The exam tests agents' knowledge of new rules allowing the FBI to conduct surveillance without evidence of a crime in the name of national...

Obama directs agencies to improve workplace safety for feds

July 19, 2010 President Obama on Monday announced an initiative to strengthen workplace safety efforts for federal employees on the job. In a July 19 memo to executive agencies, the president promised "more aggressive performance targets," instructing agencies to improve their workplace safety efforts in seven specific areas: Reduce total injury and illness...

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