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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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Congress takes the wind out of Navy's intranet sails

May 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Congress put a question mark on the Navy's multi-billion dollar intranet plan last week by adding language to the fiscal 2001 Defense authorization bill withholding funds for the project. The version of the bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee requires a thorough financial and policy analysis of...

Lawmakers urge State to make security a top priority

May 12, 2000 klunney@govexec.com In response to a rash of highly-publicized security breaches at the State Department over the last two years, the House International Relations Committee Thursday urged the agency to make security at headquarters a top priority. Earlier this year, a laptop computer containing highly classified information on weapons of mass...

Congress cautioned on effects of debt collection bill

May 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A bill that would prohibit delinquent tax debtors from receiving federal loans or contracts would place a heavy burden on the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, witnesses told a House Government Reform subcommittee Tuesday. Representatives of the General Accounting Office, the Office of Management and Budget and...

House passes long-term care insurance bill

May 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The House Tuesday passed legislation offering long-term care insurance for civilian and military federal employees and retirees. Long-term care is not part of any current health insurance plan offered to federal employees, their dependents or retirees. In March of this year, Rep. Joe Scarborough, R-Fla., chairman of the House...

OPM issues final rules on family and medical leave

May 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Office of Personnel and Management Monday issued revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 that take effect June 7. The act provided eligible federal employees with a total of 12 administrative work weeks of unpaid leave annually under the following conditions: birth of a child...

Feds revise affirmative action rules for contractors

May 9, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Labor Department is trying to make it easier for federal contractors to comply with affirmative action rules in response to criticism that its regulations are too rigid and bureaucratic. The proposed revisions primarily seek to reduce paperwork and improve the compliance evaluation process. Under current regulations, federal contractors...

Amid challenges, hope floats for IRS

May 5, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Although the IRS continues to face significant modernization challenges, witnesses at a congressional hearing Wednesday agreed the agency is on the right track to reform. "As we have said in the past, this modernization effort, more so than past efforts, clearly has the potential to provide improved service to...

Agencies' annual reports get mixed reviews

May 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Most federal agencies' annual reports need to be clearer, more honest and easier for people to find, a study released Tuesday said. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University scored the annual reports, which agencies produced for the first time this year. The reports were intended to serve much...

House passes bill easing IT educational requirements

May 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A bill easing educational requirements for federal information technology contractors passed the House Tuesday. H.R. 3582, sponsored by Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., restricts the use of mandatory minimum educational requirements by federal agencies when procuring information technology services. Also known as the Federal Contractor Flexibility Act of 2000, the...

OPM gets thumbs-up from retirees

May 2, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Respondents in a recently released Office of Personnel Management survey gave the agency an overall 91 percent approval rating for the quality of its retirement and insurance services. Family members of deceased retirees gave OPM an 84 percent approval rating for help in filling out applications for benefits. More...