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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 and Senate call for pay parity

April 3, 2009 The House and Senate both included language in their fiscal 2010 budget resolutions supporting the same pay raise for military members and federal civilian employees. The pay parity language does not set the actual amount of the 2010 pay raise for military and civilian employees. Those figures will be decided...

HUD is Obama's home base for mortgage rescue

February 11, 2009 For decades, the Housing and Urban Development Department has been, at best, a second-string player in the Cabinet. But widespread economic chaos, fueled by an unprecedented number of mortgage foreclosures in 2008, has catapulted housing to the top of the national policy agenda and thrust HUD into the spotlight in...

Senate stimulus bill also contains windfall for federal agencies

January 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate appears to be following in the House's footsteps by allotting billions of dollars to federal agencies in its version of the economic stimulus bill. Some of the money would go to grant programs run by those agencies, while other funds would contribute directly to improving facilities and operations....

Senate stimulus bill also contains windfall for federal agencies

January 26, 2009 The Senate appears to be following in the House's footsteps by allotting billions of dollars to federal agencies in its version of the economic stimulus bill. Some of the money would go to grant programs run by those agencies, while other funds would contribute directly to improving facilities and operations....

Homeland Security: Employers can no longer use expired documents in hiring

December 17, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Beginning in February, employers in the United States will not be allowed to use expired documents to verify workers' employment eligibility. The interim rule, published on Wednesday in the Federal Register by the Homeland Security Department, aims to streamline the employment eligibility verification process and crack down on fraud. As...

Homeland Security: Employers can no longer use expired documents in hiring

December 17, 2008 Beginning in February, employers in the United States will not be allowed to use expired documents to verify workers' employment eligibility. The interim rule, published on Wednesday in the Federal Register by the Homeland Security Department, aims to streamline the employment eligibility verification process and crack down on fraud. As...

Former HUD officials call for a fair housing agency

December 9, 2008 Two former Cabinet secretaries have called for the creation of an independent agency to enforce fair housing, which they say is getting short shrift in the Housing and Urban Development Department. Former HUD chiefs Jack Kemp and Henry Cisneros co-chaired a panel that led a six-month investigation into the state...

State Department unveils social networking site

December 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department has launched a social networking site to promote international exchanges and enhance the United States' image abroad, particularly among young people. ExchangesConnect, administered by the department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, includes blog postings, photos and videos from users across the world interested in trading information...

State Department unveils social networking site

December 1, 2008 The State Department has launched a social networking site to promote international exchanges and enhance the United States' image abroad, particularly among young people. ExchangesConnect, administered by the department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, includes blog postings, photos and videos from users across the world interested in trading information...

New international development agency could emerge under Obama

November 13, 2008 A new agency promoting global development and democracy could evolve in the Obama-Biden administration. A nonprofit think tank on Thursday issued a series of recommendations for the incoming president, including exploring the creation of an independent development agency that consolidates the responsibilities of more than 20 disparate entities, such as...

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