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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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Army depot appeals $49 million asbestos settlement

May 1, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Corpus Christi Army Depot has filed an appeal of an arbitrator's decision to award $49 million to 2,000 employees exposed to asbestos for several years. Although the depot appealed the case last week, both sides will continue to negotiate a settlement, hoping to avoid the potentially costly appeal...

Federal agencies comply with most enviro laws

April 28, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies are complying with most environmental laws, but agencies' compliance with the Clean Water Act is on the decline, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a new report. EPA said agencies are in almost full compliance with laws that govern drinking water, waste removal and chemical substances management....

Navy official defends multi-billion dollar intranet

April 27, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Navy's deputy chief information officer defended the department's multibillion dollar intranet deal Tuesday, addressing criticisms aimed at the project's funding, the fate of small businesses and potential employee layoffs. Deputy CIO Ron Turner said the Navy will not dip into non-technology funds to help pay for the $16...

Clinton orders agencies to offer transit subsidies

April 25, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies in the Washington area must offer their employees transit subsidies of up to $65 per month, under one of two new environmental executive orders issued by President Clinton during Earth Day 2000 on Saturday. The first order is aimed at providing federal workers strong incentives to use...

Postal Service exec retires amid relocation scandal

April 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The U.S. Postal Service's chief financial officer announced his retirement on Friday, one day after the USPS Inspector General released a report finding fault with the Postal Service's relocation practices in 1998. M. Richard Porras was one of two headquarters executives to receive a total of $248,128 in relocation...

Pay may not be answer for tech worker needs

April 20, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Pay is not the only incentive agencies can use to draw technology workers into the government, public and private sector leaders said Wednesday. Gloria Parker, chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, moderated a discussion at the FOSE government technology conference comparing and contrasting the...

Reno urges access for disabled federal workers

April 19, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Attorney General Janet Reno Tuesday encouraged federal agencies to provide more assistive technology to federal employees with disabilities, as a deadline for doing so draws near. Reno, a keynote speaker at FOSE 2000, a government technology trade show held in Washington this week, discussed the importance of understanding and...

Union denounces Navy intranet plan

April 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The largest federal employee union said Friday that the multibillion dollar Navy/Marine Corps intranet plan poses a risk to national security. Brendan Danaher, policy analyst for the national office of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), denounced the Navy and Marine Corps' five-year effort to develop an extensive...

Army depot employees get $49 million in asbestos case

April 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A federal arbitrator has ordered the Corpus Christi Army Depot to pay 2,000 employees a total of $49 million in back pay for exposure to asbestos during the 1990s. The money is not an award for health damages, but a reimbursement for salary increases not given to employees. Employees...

Academy suggests overhaul at Bureau of Indian Affairs

April 13, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The beleaguered Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to experience significant administrative and managerial problems and needs a management make-over, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) said Wednesday. Testifying before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, a NAPA fellow said the Interior Department's assistant secretary for Indian affairs needs to...