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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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Performance Reviews and 'Dehumanized Management'

March 16, 2011 Performance management is underperforming, says Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry. "There are pockets of excellence, but most agencies don't do performance management well," Berry said on Wednesday during the Interagency Resource Management Conference at Gallaudet University in Washington. Ouch. Berry said the four pillars of performance management --...

OPM chief calls for new performance review system

March 16, 2011 Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on Wednesday said he wants to improve the government's personnel evaluation system by developing more specific performance standards and offering employees more frequent feedback. "I believe strongly the path to best results at the lowest cost is to build that type of high...

Government would save billions by capping pay, CBO says

March 15, 2011 Reducing annual pay increases for federal civilian workers and military personnel would save the government billions of dollars during the next decade, according to the latest figures from the Congressional Budget Office in a report on trimming the burgeoning deficit. CBO estimates the deficit will rise to $7 trillion during...

Federal mentors dispense wisdom on YouTube

March 14, 2011 Mentoring has gone digital. Top government executives now are dispensing career advice to the next generation of federal employees via YouTube, as part of a new project launched Monday by an information technology media company. FedMentors features leaders from across government in a series of short videos, answering questions ranging...

Government uses new and old media to get its message out after Japan disaster

March 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government is using different modes of communication -- from conference calls to Twitter feeds -- to disseminate information related to Friday's earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami impact on the West Coast of the United States. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, already posted a...

Government uses new and old media to get its message out after Japan disaster

March 11, 2011 The government is using different modes of communication -- from conference calls to Twitter feeds -- to disseminate information related to Friday's earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami impact on the West Coast of the United States. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, already posted a...

OPM’s Berry grilled by lawmakers on pay freeze

March 9, 2011 The federal government should not impose an across-the-board employee pay freeze or cut, according to think tank analysts who believe civil servants on average receive compensation more generous than that of their private sector counterparts. President Obama has called for an overall two-year pay freeze for federal employees, but such...

Commission calls on Pentagon to scrap women in combat policy

March 8, 2011 The Defense Department should scrap its policy preventing women from being assigned to direct combat positions, a panel of military and civilian leaders has recommended. A commission looking at increasing diversity within the armed forces called certain combat exclusion policies regarding women an institutional barrier that "can affect their ability...

Deadline Extension For Disability Hiring Plans

March 7, 2011 Agencies have an extra month to put the final touches on their plans to hire more people with disabilities. A March 4 memo from Office of Personnel Management Deputy Director Christine Griffin extends the deadline for agencies submitting proposals aimed at increasing the number of disabled workers from March 8...

Deadline extended for special military pay

March 7, 2011 Military members and veterans have until March 18 to file for special pay if their service was extended involuntarily between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009. The 2009 supplemental war appropriations law authorized retroactive stop-loss special pay of up to $500 for every full or partial month that military...

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