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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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, 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...

Obama Nominates New Budget Chief

July 13, 2010 President Obama on Tuesday nominated Jacob Lew to replace Peter R. Orszag as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Lew, who currently is deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department, served as budget chief during the Clinton administration. Lew has a long resume in budget,...

Uncle Sam reminds federal employees of their shelter in storms

July 2, 2010 It's summertime, but the living is not so easy -- especially if you're a federal employee living on the Gulf Coast, or one of the other hurricane-prone areas in and around the United States. We're a month into the 2010 hurricane season, and it promises to be an active one,...

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