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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 head debates administration policy's effect

September 28, 2000 From rising health care premium costs to recruiting strategies, a current agency head and a former Reagan official Wednesday debated over how the next administration's policies would affect federal employees. The debate, sponsored by FPMI Communications, Inc., featured Janice R. Lachance, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and ...

Agencies face hurdles in eliminating paperwork

September 27, 2000 Agencies are getting good advice on how to conduct business online, but face funding and security challenges in setting up their systems, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The report, requested by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., praises the Office of Management and Budget for providing agencies with useful ...

Senators oppose plan to lift contractor per diem cap

September 25, 2000 Lawmakers lambasted a proposal that would lift limits on federal contractors' travel and relocation expenses in a letter last week to Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew. The Sept. 18 letter from Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Russell Feingold, D-Wis., is the latest in a ...

Federal fellows to spend a year in Japan

September 22, 2000 Eight federal employees will have the opportunity to travel to Japan and work for a year at their sister agencies in the Japanese government, under a fellowship program that aims to improve Japanese-American relations. The intensive, two-year exchange program is run by the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, a nonprofit ...

Federal fellows to spend a year in Japan

September 22, 2000 Eight federal employees will have the opportunity to travel to Japan and work for a year at their sister agencies in the Japanese government, under a fellowship program that aims to improve Japanese-American relations. The intensive, two-year exchange program is run by the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, a nonprofit ...

Managers' groups concerned about EEO proposals

September 20, 2000 An interagency task force looking at ways to improve the federal equal employment opportunity complaint process continues to come under fire from groups representing federal managers. Formed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Clinton administration's National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR), the task force was created in ...

Civil servants said to play critical role in transitions

September 19, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Future political appointees would be wise to tap career employees for advice on the inner workings of government, President Clinton's former press secretary said Monday. "There are many wonderful career civil servants with institutional memory. Career employees have an important role and identifying that to the future President is ...

Committee finds government's language skills lacking

September 15, 2000 The government needs more highly trained employees with top-notch foreign language skills to serve in the defense and intelligence communities, experts told a Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee Thursday. Witnesses before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services said the lack of teachers with skills in foreign languages has ...

Agencies see telecommuting savings, GSA says

September 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The concept of telecommuting, while still in its infancy, is already saving the government money, according to a new General Services Administration report. In the report, Wendell Joice, head of GSA's Governmentwide Telework and Workplace Initiative Team, traces the history of telecommuting, discussing its impact on disabled employees, the ...

Agency overpayments rise above $20 billion

September 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Twelve of the largest federal agencies reported making improper payments totaling $20.7 billion in fiscal 1999, according to a General Accounting Office report released Tuesday. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., held a press conference on Capitol Hill to present the report and announce legislation he plans ...