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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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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 ...

Labor-management partnerships said to thrive on trust

July 12, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Mutual trust is the foundation of successful partnerships between labor and management, according to federal managers and union leaders attending the Excellence in Government 2000 conference Tuesday. Participants in the conference discussed how strong relationships between federal management and labor unions are created and sustained. The consensus was that ...

TSP's C Fund rebounds in June

July 11, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund-which invests in common stocks-rebounded from a two month slump, jumping 2.44 percent in June, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The F Fund (fixed-income bonds) was up 2.07 percent, while the G Fund (government securities) gained 0.53 ...

Survey says CFOs and IGs are getting along

July 11, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Agency chief financial officers and inspectors general are working well together, and communication has been the key to their successful partnership, according to a new federal CFO survey. This year's annual chief financial officer (CFO) survey, sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and Grant Thornton LLP, focused ...

Eight agencies honored for peak performance

July 5, 2000 Eight federal organizations with exemplary records in quality management and customer service have been honored as the winners in this year's President's Quality Award program. The program was created in 1988 to highlight peak-performing federal operations. A panel of government and private sector quality management specialists choose the winners. For ...

Feds on the Rise

July 1, 2000 klunney@govexec.com his year's 12 recipients of the Arthur S. Flemming awards for achievement in public service are up-and-coming innovators, visionaries, leaders and entrepreneurs from across the spectrum of government-bound together by a passionate commitment to making people's lives better. The awards are named in honor of one of the premier ...

Postal Service to cut 700 administrative jobs

June 30, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The United States Postal Service will be cutting roughly 700 administrative jobs as part of a long-term effort to reduce costs and make up revenue lost to competition, officials confirmed this week. The popularity of e-mail and competition from other package delivery companies is forcing the Postal Service to ...