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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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For feds, shutdown carries more risk than debt-ceiling woes

April 25, 2011 Federal workers likely would feel the effects of a government shutdown more acutely than they would the repercussions of exceeding the debt limit. "Failing to raise the debt ceiling would not bring the government to a screeching halt the way that not passing appropriations bills would," stated a February report...

Bill would forgive debt for some disaster assistance recipients

April 22, 2011 A Senate lawmaker has introduced a bill that would waive certain debts for those who received disaster assistance erroneously from the government since 2005. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., would allow the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to forgive debts resulting from FEMA's errors, though...

Air Force to survey some civilian employees on buyouts

April 22, 2011 Air Force Materiel Command will survey its civilian workforce starting next month to gauge interest in potential buyouts. Beginning May 1, the command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, will ask employees at its 10 bases across the country if they want to apply for a fiscal 2011-2012...

Grow Your Savings

April 22, 2011 Some recent news and information about retirement savings, in case you missed it: Because April is Financial Literacy Month, the Thrift Savings Plan is pressing ahead to encourage workers at all levels of government to focus on preparing their finances for retirement. Employees who already are facing a two-year pay...

BRAC and NOVA traffic revisited

April 21, 2011 By Charles S. Clark Just five months before 6,400 Defense Department workers are scheduled to move to a new building in Alexandria, Va., a report by the Pentagon's inspector general's office has handed new ammunition to critics of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. In an April 20 report...

Waitin’ on a Claim

April 21, 2011 No one likes to wait around for a paycheck, or find discrepancies in the amount of compensation they are owed. The same goes for retirement payments. The Office of Personnel Management has been roundly criticized for delays and errors in its retirement claims processing system, which is still largely manual...

Feds To Shake Out For Earthquake Drill

April 20, 2011 Don't be alarmed if you see your colleagues dive under their desks at 10:15 a.m. on April 28. It's just a drill. The departments of Homeland Security and Education are encouraging schools, government agencies and anyone else who's interested, to participate in the first-ever multistate earthquake drill in the central...

OPM issues guidance on telework

April 19, 2011 All federal agencies must establish a telework policy and notify employees of their eligibility to participate in the benefit by June 7, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, agencies were given 180 days from the law's enactment -- until June...

Military TSP enrollment grows

April 18, 2011 Nearly 40 percent of active-duty service members are participating in the Thrift Savings Plan, officials said on Monday during a monthly meeting of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The number of military personnel paying into the TSP rose from 38.4 percent in February to 38.7 percent in March. The...

Lawmaker wants more robust effort to collect improper payments

April 15, 2011 The Obama administration is setting the bar a bit too low when it comes to recovering improper payments, a House Democrat said on Friday. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said the administration's goal of recapturing at least $2 billion in improper payments between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2012, is "rather modest."...

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