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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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Legal Briefs: Firing foulup

May 26, 2000 ksaldarini@govexec.com, 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. Joseph Perfetto, a safety technician...

House leader raps IRS for disclosing taxpayer info

May 25, 2000 klunney@govexec.com House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Tex., criticized the IRS yesterday for disclosing confidential information which could end up costing taxpayers more than $1.3 million. "It's my job today to hang another item of waste on the waste-o-meter," Armey said. "The Internal Revenue Service violated the privacy of 1,300 Arizona...

Whistleblowers allege widespread retaliation

May 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Members of a House Commerce subcommittee expressed concern Tuesday over the Energy Department's failure to implement its "zero tolerance" policy for contractor retaliation against whistleblowers who raise health and safety concerns. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations heard employee allegations that DOE too often sides with contractors and spends...

EEOC sets new rules for cash settlements in bias cases

May 22, 2000 klunney@govexec.com In a continuing effort to speed up and improve the federal discrimination complaint process, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new guidance last week broadening agencies' authority to settle EEO disputes. The new guidance allows agencies to provide employees with cash settlements and other remedies, as long as no...

Senate committee launches e-government project

May 19, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and ranking Democrat Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., are asking Americans for input on using the Internet to make government more effective and responsive to the public. Thompson and Lieberman launched an electronic government project Thursday at a press conference on Capitol Hill...

Legal Briefs: Innocence pays

May 19, 2000 letters@govexec.com, 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. Two IRS employees blew the...

Feds affected by New Mexico fires get time off

May 18, 2000 klunney@govexec.com President Clinton is giving federal employees affected by the recent fires in Los Alamos, N.M., time off to help recover their losses and rebuild their lives, according to a May 16 memorandum issued to agency heads. The memo states that employees affected by the natural disaster may be excused...

Managers deem Navy's intranet plan unseaworthy

May 18, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy's intranet plan took yet another beating recently, this time from the Federal Managers Association, which expressed concern over funding and the demoralizing effect outsourcing will have on federal employees. FMA President Michael B. Styles sent letters on May 3 to congressional leaders involved in the issue, urging...

Senators advocate long-term care insurance for feds

May 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Two senators and a Clinton administration official urged the Senate Tuesday to move forward with legislation on long-term care insurance for federal employees, retirees and their families. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., and Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, testified along with Office of Personnel Management director Janice R. Lachance before...

Cadmium settlement nets depot employees cash

May 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal employees who were exposed to cadmium for several years at the Anniston, Ala., Army Depot were recently granted more than $1.7 million in back pay and interest. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the Anniston Army Depot reached the settlement in late April, after AFGE filed...