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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 EEO overhaul saves time, money

August 1, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A pilot program designed to streamline the discrimination complaint process is saving the Navy more than $34,000 per case. According to a Navy study, the pilot program, which started in June 1998, has cut the average processing time for cases from 781 days to 90 days. Employee morale has ...

Interactive government comes to Washington

July 31, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The General Services Administration and the National Partnership for Reinventing Government have partnered with Internet technology firms Urban Cool and GS Planet to provide citizens with quick, easy and free access to federal, state and local government services through an interactive kiosk in the nation's capital. District of Columbia ...

House bill would create federal CIO

July 31, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., introduced a bill last week that would create a federal chief information officer responsible for advising the President on information technology and security. The Federal Information Policy Act of 2000 establishes a federal CIO in charge of an Office of Information Policy within the executive ...

VA told to encourage employees to report mistakes

July 28, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Creating an environment where employees of Veterans Affairs medical centers feel comfortable reporting errors and accidents is crucial to improving patient safety and overall VA health care, according to testimony submitted to a House subcommittee Thursday. "Whatever the reason for employees not fully and openly disclosing such events, VHA ...

Legal Briefs: Digging up a new job

July 28, 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. When the Interior Department eliminated Roger ...

Senate bill calls for advisory board on declassification

July 27, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A special board of advisers on declassifying federal records would improve what has become a costly and time-consuming process for security agencies, according to witnesses at a Senate hearing Wednesday. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on S. 1801, the Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999, which calls ...

Managers still tepid about telecommuting

July 26, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Most federal managers are "totally disinterested" in the concept of flexiplace, despite interest from many of the employees they manage, according to a new report. The report, Managing Telecommuting in the Federal Government, was issued by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government. Employees who telecommute said they ...

GSA concerned about House cuts in building repairs

July 25, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Officials at the General Services Administration are warning that a key spending bill passed by the House last week does not contain sufficient funds for needed repairs at federal buildings. In its fiscal 2001 budget, the Clinton administration requested $721 million for GSA's repairs and alterations budget. But the ...

House votes to lift TSP contribution cap

July 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal employees with six-figure salaries would be able to contribute more money to their Thrift Savings Plan accounts under a bill passed by the House last week. The bill, H.R. 1102, lifts the IRS cap on 401K contributions and Individual Retirement Accounts from $10,500 to $15,000 over five years, ...

Interior aims to improve quality of work life

July 21, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Employees at the the Interior Department can stroll through a museum of Native American art, receive a comprehensive medical exam, and check on their sick child without ever leaving work. The Interior Department's chief mission is protecting the nation's natural treasures, but it is also committed to improving the ...