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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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House votes to lift TSP contribution cap

July 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal employees with six-figure salaries would be able to contribute more money to their Thrift Savings Plan accounts under a bill passed by the House last week. The bill, H.R. 1102, lifts the IRS cap on 401K contributions and Individual Retirement Accounts from $10,500 to $15,000 over five years, ...

Interior aims to improve quality of work life

July 21, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Employees at the the Interior Department can stroll through a museum of Native American art, receive a comprehensive medical exam, and check on their sick child without ever leaving work. The Interior Department's chief mission is protecting the nation's natural treasures, but it is also committed to improving the ...

Legal Briefs:

July 21, 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 Gerald Taylor changed jobs from ...

Bill would give IGs police power

July 20, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Criminal investigators in 23 federal inspectors general offices would be granted permanent special police powers under a legislative proposal put forth by the Justice Department and discussed before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. The proposal would legally recognize police powers-including authority to carry firearms, make arrests, and issue ...

Advice to the next President: recruit, respect, reform

July 19, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Leaders in government and public policy have some advice for the next administration when it comes to the federal workforce: recruit, respect, and reform. Current and former federal managers and public administration experts discussed the federal workforce and civil service reform Tuesday at "transition dialogue series" sponsored by the ...

IRS gets head start on new executive evaluations

July 18, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Final regulations on performance evaluations for senior executives won't be published until the fall, but the Internal Revenue Service has a jump on the new approach, which will allow federal employees to participate in their boss' performance evaluations. Last month, the Office of Personnel Management issued draft regulations that ...

Navy increases retention bonuses for pilots

July 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Naval pilots and flight officers could earn up to $245,000 and $195,000 respectively in bonuses over 25 years, thanks to a pay increase that took effect July 7. The extra money is a mid-year increase to the fiscal 2000 aviation career continuation pay (ACCP) plan. Prior to the increase, ...

Workforce planning comes to the fore

July 14, 2000 The Forest Service and the National Security Agency don't have much in common, but both agencies are ahead of the pack when it comes to human resources planning, a federal personnel expert said Wednesday. Frank P. Cipolla, director of the center for human resources management at the National Academy of ...

Legal Briefs: Military matters

July 14, 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. The Internal Revenue Service offered a ...

Federal leaders share Results Act lessons

July 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The first phase of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) has taught agencies some valuable lessons: learn from mistakes, embrace criticism and set realistic, but challenging, goals. Federal managers from the departments of Energy, Transportation and Veterans Affairs shared their insights on the performance measurement process Tuesday at ...