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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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Managers to receive cash bonuses for battling blazes

August 29, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Two federal agencies will give trained managers incentives in the form of cash bonuses to help firefighters battle the worst wildfire season in decades. Last Friday, President Clinton ordered the Interior and Agriculture departments to send 2,000 federal managers and supervisors to western states to provide support to federal ...

U.S. Mint honored for cutting edge technology

August 28, 2000 klunney@govexec.com U.S. Mint employees were honored by Vice President Al Gore last week for creating an integrated information system that has improved customer service and increased sales. A team of sixty-six employees received a Hammer Award for developing Consolidated Information Systems (COINS), an on-line information database that links administrative, manufacturing, ...

Federal managers seek to trim energy costs

August 25, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal energy managers gathered in Pittsburgh earlier this week to identify energy and water efficient products that will save the government money and protect the environment. The Energy 2000 conference, sponsored by the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), was held last week in Pittsburgh, Pa. and included ...

FAA embraces plain language

August 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Pilots and mechanics should better understand Federal Aviation Administration regulations soon, thanks to final rules on using plain language in FAA documents published Monday in the Federal Register. Annetta Cheek, the plain language coordinator for the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, said she and her team have worked extensively ...

Federal leaders debate workforce diversity issues

August 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The number of minorities in government rose steadily throughout the last decade, but a number of hurdles still need to be cleared before real progress can be made in workforce diversity, according to speakers at the Blacks in Government (BIG) conference Wednesday. Representatives from the Office of Personnel Management ...

Bush seeks to improve claims processing for veterans

August 23, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Veterans would get more assistance in processing their benefits claims under a plan to restore a program run by the Veterans Affairs Department announced by Texas governor and GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush Monday. The "Duty to Assist" program, already in place at the Veterans Affairs Department (VA), ...

IRS reaches out to small business customers

August 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Internal Revenue Service is revamping the way it serves the needs of its small business customers, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. GAO research showed that compliance problems and poor communication plague the agency's relationship with its small business customer segment, which accounts for ...

GSA to sponsor forums on IT access for disabled

August 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal procurement officers will soon have the opportunity to learn how to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities, thanks to a series of forums sponsored by the General Services Administration. GSA will host forums in nine cities across the country during the next six months for federal ...

Clinton orders improved access for non-English speakers

August 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies must ensure that the programs they run are accessible to people who are not proficient in English, President Clinton said in an executive order issued Friday. The order refers to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of national ...

Customs canine managers upset over transfers

August 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Five canine managers at the Customs Service allege the agency retaliated against them for a letter to Commissioner Raymond Kelly that criticized the department's drug-sniffing dog program, according to the Associated Press. In a letter dated April 22, 1999, the managers complained about poor training, substandard veterinary care, and ...