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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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House directs USDA to beef up online services

April 12, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The House Monday passed a bill directing the Agriculture Department to establish an electronic filing system allowing farmers to do business with the agency via the Internet. The Freedom to E-File Act (S. 777) passed the House in a 397-1 vote. The creation of an e-filing system will give...

IRS tries to balance service, enforcement roles

April 11, 2000 klunney@govexec.com IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti Monday acknowledged his agency's struggle to balance the dual roles of law enforcer and customer service provider. In testimony before the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, Rossotti highlighted the agency's smooth Y2K transition and "considerable progress" in expanding electronic...

Patent Office ends time sheets, expands flex schedules

April 10, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Patent and Trademark Office has announced that now the agency is officially a performance-based organization, it is eliminating the requirement that employees sign in and out on time sheets and expanding opportunities for employees to work flexible hours. "As a PBO, we're going to strive to give you...

Three agencies honored for using plain language

April 7, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Three federal agencies received kudos Thursday for writing government documents in plain language. The National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) applauded five employees from the Farm Credit Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Transportation Department at a ceremony in Washington. NPR Director Morley Winograd presented "No Gobbledygook" awards...

Legal Briefs: No more hanky-panky

April 7, 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. After six years with the...

Controversy surrounds Navy intranet deal

April 6, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Despite heavy criticism from Congress and the General Accounting Office, the Navy is moving full speed ahead with plans to create a new Navy/Marine Corps intranet. The five-year Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (N/MCI) initiative, with a potential value of $10 billion, will provide service members and employees-both in the United...

DoD housing privatization crawls slowly along

April 5, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Defense Department's privatization of military housing continues to move slowly, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The program, known as the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, was enacted by Congress at the department's request in 1996 to refurbish houses and construct new housing for servicemembers and their...

Transportation touts results in first annual report

April 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Transportation Department met three-fourths of its 1999 performance goals, the department announced Monday in its first-ever annual performance report. In the only Cabinet-level press conference held to release an annual report so far this year, Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater and Deputy Secretary Mortimer L. Downey outlined the...

Auditors OK outsourcing at chemical storage facilities

April 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Outsourcing operations at chemical storage facilities would not prevent the Army from responding effectively to chemical accidents, according to a new General Accounting Office report. The Army operates eight facilities storing chemical defense equipment. The facilities are required to develop emergency response plans in the event of a chemical...

Top U.S. Mint officials honored for making change

April 3, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Successful partnerships between political appointees and career executives in government are founded on common goals, a mutual respect for individuality, and the ability to embrace and weather change. That's exactly the philosophy that helped former U.S. Mint director Philip N. Diehl and the agency's deputy director, John P. Mitchell,...