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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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EEOC issues guidance on accommodating disabled

October 23, 2000 Requests by disabled federal employees and applicants for reasonable workplace accommodations must be processed promptly and fairly, according to new guidance issued Friday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC guidance on Executive Order 13164 defines "reasonable accommodation" as a change in the work environment or application process that ...

Retirees to get 3.5 percent cost-of-living increase

October 20, 2000 Civilian and military retirees in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and their surviving spouses will get a 3.5 percent cost-of-living increase in January. Retirees in the Federal Employees Retirement System and their survivors will get a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their benefits next year. The COLAs do ...

HUD inspector general files complaint against Cuomo

October 19, 2000 Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General Susan Gaffney has filed a sexual discrimination complaint against Secretary Andrew Cuomo and other HUD officials, claiming that she has been subjected to a hostile work environment at the agency for the last three years. In an Oct. 13 memorandum addressed to ...

DoD bill heads to Clinton with benefits changes

October 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A provision reducing the maximum out-of-pocket health care expenses by 60 percent for all military retirees is included in the fiscal 2001 Defense authorization bill (H.R. 4205). The Senate passed the bill last Thursday. The bill now goes to President Clinton for his signature. The House passed its conference ...

Agencies still struggling to get finances in order

October 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Most agencies failed to get their finances in order for fiscal 1999, according to a General Accounting Office report. Of the 24 agencies covered under the Chief Financial Officers Act, only the Energy Department, NASA and the National Science Foundation complied with the financial requirements of the 1996 Federal ...

HUD, EPA programs win top public service awards

October 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency walked away with top honors Thursday at the Innovations in American Government Awards in Washington. A public housing program creating mixed-income communities and an economic redevelopment initiative that cleans up abandoned properties were ...

Congress balks at prison plan to clothe military

October 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A Justice Department program that employs federal prison inmates to produce goods for sale to federal agencies came under fire at a House subcommittee hearing last week for looking at the possibility of expanding its military clothing sales. Federal Prison Industries (FPI), a division of the Bureau of Prisons ...

Task force calls for more computer-based training

October 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Agencies need to use technology to help employees acquire new job skills, according to an interagency task force report released this week. The President's Task Force on Federal Training Technology released its report earlier this week on using technology in federal agencies to train employees. The task force, made ...

Navy to award intranet contract Friday

October 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy will award its multibillion dollar intranet contract today at 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig and department officials will give an overview of the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) this afternoon at 12:45 at a Pentagon press briefing. In accordance with Defense Department ...

EPA officials deny discrimination

October 5, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency vigorously defended their agency's commitment to diversity yesterday during a House hearing that focused on allegations of widespread discrimination and retaliation. The House Science Committee heard testimony from a black senior manager at EPA who won a $600,000 verdict in a race and ...