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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Senator questions cost of senior executives' education

May 26, 2010 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A senior senator is questioning what he calls "excessive" costs associated with training the government's top career civil servants. Republican Charles Grassley of Iowa sent four letters on Tuesday, including one to the head of the Office of Personnel Management and another to the agency's Federal Executive Institute, on the...

Senator questions cost of senior executives’ education

May 26, 2010 A senior senator is questioning what he calls "excessive" costs associated with training the government's top career civil servants. Republican Charles Grassley of Iowa sent four letters on Tuesday, including one to the head of the Office of Personnel Management and another to the agency's Federal Executive Institute, on the...

Race and gender influence TSP enrollment

May 26, 2010 Minorities are less likely than nonminorities to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, according to a recent report from the Office of Personnel Management. OPM studied federal employee participation in the TSP during 2007, and found that 82.5 percent of minorities compared to 87.8 percent of nonminorities were enrolled in...

Intelligence chief resigns

May 20, 2010 The government's top intelligence official is resigning, according to ABC News. CNN and the Associated Press also reported the news. Word of Blair's departure comes amid criticism of the intelligence community's ability to share and analyze data effectively to prevent terrorist attacks. On Tuesday the Senate Intelligence Committee released the...

In Transit

May 20, 2010 Many Pentagon employees, though not all, welcome the congressionally mandated transition from the Defense Department's pay-for-performance system back to the General Schedule. But for some, the actual process is causing heartburn because the conversion rate regarding pay is not a simple 1-to-1 measurement. When lawmakers approved the 2010 National Defense...

TRICARE fee structure needs overhaul, says Defense official

May 13, 2010 The Pentagon's top policy official on Thursday called for changes in the military's health benefits system for retirees, saying the current structure has become unsustainable in today's economic environment. "If there was an infinite pot of money, that would be fine; the problem is, there isn't an infinite pot of...

Public servants honored next week

April 26, 2010 The annual week-long celebration honoring public servants kicks off next Monday. Public Service Recognition Week runs from May 3 to May 9, and six top Obama administration officials will serve as honorary co-chairs of the festivities: Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Administrator Martha Johnson of the General Services Administration, Health and...

Transition from Bush to Obama is most successful yet, observers say

April 22, 2010 A Thursday congressional hearing on presidential transition planning featured one of Washington's rarest sightings: genuine bipartisanship. Top Democratic and Republican officials from previous administrations praised one another, as well as career employees, for the relatively smooth management of the past two changeovers during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

Poll: Trust in government nose dives

April 19, 2010 Less than one-quarter of Americans have faith in government, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Only 22 percent of respondents reported trusting the government in Washington, with 74 percent of the more than 2,500 participants citing poor performance as a top complaint. In March and April,...

Many U.S. embassies lack additional layer of visa security

January 11, 2010 The expansion of a seven-year-old federal program designed to tighten the visa application process at U.S. embassies is moving too slowly, said a Republican lawmaker in a Jan. 11 letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, blamed "objections and roadblocks from the State Department" for the...

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