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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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DOT to offer feds online travel system

August 7, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Transportation Department is creating an online travel and expense system that offers the promise of faster and cheaper travel reimbursements for all federal employees. DOT issued a request for proposals from service providers last week for a system that processes employees' travel expense documents, including electronic voucher approvals. ...

DoD troops called in to help fight western fires

August 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Approximately 1,800 soldiers and Marines have joined forces with federal and local firefighters to battle wildfires raging across the nation's Western states. Federal, state and local firefighters have been battling blazes across several Western states-including California, Idaho and Montana-since last week. The National Interagency Fire Center formally requested assistance ...

Legal Briefs: Lunch money

August 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Every Friday on GovExec.com, Legal Briefs reviews cases that involve, or provide valuable lessons to, federal managers. We report on the decisions of a wide range of review panels, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and federal courts. After the Air Force stripped employees ...

EEOC challenges Navy on discrimination complaints

August 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy is making several changes in the second phase of its pilot program for processing discrimination complaints because of concerns raised by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to a Navy study, the pilot program, which started in June 1998, has saved the department more than $34,000 per ...

Navy EEO overhaul saves time, money

August 1, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A pilot program designed to streamline the discrimination complaint process is saving the Navy more than $34,000 per case. According to a Navy study, the pilot program, which started in June 1998, has cut the average processing time for cases from 781 days to 90 days. Employee morale has ...

Interactive government comes to Washington

July 31, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The General Services Administration and the National Partnership for Reinventing Government have partnered with Internet technology firms Urban Cool and GS Planet to provide citizens with quick, easy and free access to federal, state and local government services through an interactive kiosk in the nation's capital. District of Columbia ...

House bill would create federal CIO

July 31, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., introduced a bill last week that would create a federal chief information officer responsible for advising the President on information technology and security. The Federal Information Policy Act of 2000 establishes a federal CIO in charge of an Office of Information Policy within the executive ...

VA told to encourage employees to report mistakes

July 28, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Creating an environment where employees of Veterans Affairs medical centers feel comfortable reporting errors and accidents is crucial to improving patient safety and overall VA health care, according to testimony submitted to a House subcommittee Thursday. "Whatever the reason for employees not fully and openly disclosing such events, VHA ...

Legal Briefs: Digging up a new job

July 28, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Every Friday on GovExec.com, Legal Briefs reviews cases that involve, or provide valuable lessons to, federal managers. We report on the decisions of a wide range of review panels, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and federal courts. When the Interior Department eliminated Roger ...

Senate bill calls for advisory board on declassification

July 27, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A special board of advisers on declassifying federal records would improve what has become a costly and time-consuming process for security agencies, according to witnesses at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on S. 1801, the Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999, which calls ...