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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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Federal leaders debate workforce diversity issues

August 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The number of minorities in government rose steadily throughout the last decade, but a number of hurdles still need to be cleared before real progress can be made in workforce diversity, according to speakers at the Blacks in Government (BIG) conference Wednesday. Representatives from the Office of Personnel Management ...

Bush seeks to improve claims processing for veterans

August 23, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Veterans would get more assistance in processing their benefits claims under a plan to restore a program run by the Veterans Affairs Department announced by Texas governor and GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush Monday. The "Duty to Assist" program, already in place at the Veterans Affairs Department (VA), ...

IRS reaches out to small business customers

August 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Internal Revenue Service is revamping the way it serves the needs of its small business customers, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. GAO research showed that compliance problems and poor communication plague the agency's relationship with its small business customer segment, which accounts for ...

GSA to sponsor forums on IT access for disabled

August 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal procurement officers will soon have the opportunity to learn how to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities, thanks to a series of forums sponsored by the General Services Administration. GSA will host forums in nine cities across the country during the next six months for federal ...

Clinton orders improved access for non-English speakers

August 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies must ensure that the programs they run are accessible to people who are not proficient in English, President Clinton said in an executive order issued Friday. The order refers to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of national ...

Customs canine managers upset over transfers

August 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Five canine managers at the Customs Service allege the agency retaliated against them for a letter to Commissioner Raymond Kelly that criticized the department's drug-sniffing dog program, according to the Associated Press. In a letter dated April 22, 1999, the managers complained about poor training, substandard veterinary care, and ...

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 ...