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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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GSA pushes agencies to use electronic forms

August 11, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The General Services Administration has proposed new regulations to encourage agencies to conduct more business electronically and improve their records management systems. GSA's proposed rules, published in the Federal Register Aug. 9, recommend that agencies use electronic forms where practical to save the government time and money. GSA sees ...

Legal Briefs: Science as religion

August 11, 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. In April 1999, Paul LaViolette lost ...

Treasury urged to review debt collection process

August 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Treasury Department's Financial Management Service (FMS) should review its current process for collecting non-tax debts owed to federal agencies, the General Accounting Office recommends in a new report. The Treasury Department's cross-servicing program allows the department to collect debts for other agencies directly from debtors or refer them ...

E-government fellowship program announced

August 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Council for Excellence in Government is launching a new fellowship program designed to help prepare federal leaders for the transition into e-government. The year-long e-government fellows program will bring government leaders together every six weeks to attend seminars and discussions on information technology strategies and trends, and share ...

Texas GSA office makes telecommuting work

August 8, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The concept of telecommuting has received a lukewarm reception from many federal managers, but one General Services Administration supervisor in Texas says the agency, his employees and their customers have all benefited from flexible workplace policies. Bob Skinner, head of the General Services Adminstration's National Energy and Water Management ...

Career assistance programs extended to 2001

August 7, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Office of Personnel Management issued final rules late last week extending the deadline for career assistance programs to help federal employees who lose their jobs in agency downsizing efforts. The final rules, which take effect September 5, extend career transition programs for two years-a provision included in the ...

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 ...