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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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EEOC gets grilled for slow complaint processing

March 30, 2000 klunney@govexec.com During a crowded and occasionally tense hearing Wednesday, members of a House subcommittee expressed frustration at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's handling of discrimination complaints by federal employees. In his testimony before the House Government Reform Subcommittee on the Civil Service, Michael Brostek, associate director of federal management and...

Public service awards salute three agencies

March 29, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Seven public service programs-including three federal programs-will be honored for their contributions to the American public during a special "Breakfast of Champions" to be held May 1 on Capitol Hill during Public Service Recognition Week. The annual Public Service Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Public Employees Roundtable, a...

Agencies urged to empower chief information officers

March 27, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal chief information officers need to have the same level of decision-making authority their private-sector counterparts enjoy in order to provide the same kind of strong leadership, a panel of federal and private-sector experts told a House subcommittee last week. Rep. Steve Horn, R-Calif., chairman of the House Government...

E-mail blamed in USPS workforce cuts

March 22, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The U.S. Postal Service plans to cut its workforce by about 9,000 jobs by 2004 as part of an initiative to save $4 billion over the next four years. The immense popularity of e-mail and the mailing industry's opposition to raising postage rates were cited as the major reasons...

DOE, union agree on flexiplace program

March 21, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Energy Secretary Bill Richardson pledged to promote telecommuting in a memo to department employees last week. Telecommuting, or flexiplace, as it is known in many federal offices, is one of a growing number of alternative work schedule options being offered to government employees. Richardson's endorsement of the concept comes...

People: Shrink wraps up award

March 20, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Every Monday on GovExec.com, the People column announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to klunney@govexec.com or fax it to 202-739-8511. Dr. Marilyn K. Gowing, director of OPM's Personnel Resources and Development Center, is the recipient of the Distinguished...

Court upholds agency reviews of employees' Internet use

March 20, 2000 klunney@govexec.com A federal appeals court has upheld a CIA policy allowing agency officials to monitor employees' Internet use. The policy had helped convict a federal employee of downloading child pornography on government time. The CIA's Foreign Broadcast Information Service implemented a policy in June 1998 authorizing "electronic audits" of employee...

DOE accused of undermining autonomy of nuke agency

March 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Lawmakers sharply criticized the Energy Department's handling of the staffing and oversight of a new semi-autonomous nuclear security agency at a House hearing Tuesday. Last year, Congress created the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in response to allegations that inadequate security at DOE and nuclear weapons laboratories contributed to...

Agency policies on electronic records still in limbo

March 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com After years of legal jousting, federal agencies have retained the right to delete e-mail messages and other electronic records from their computer systems. They still, however, must figure out the best procedures for disposing of such records and archiving paper copies of them. Last week, the Supreme Court denied...

GEICO announces public service award winners

March 14, 2000 klunney@govexec.com GEICO, an insurance company created more than 60 years ago to serve federal employees, has announced the recipients of its 1999 Public Service awards. The winners are: Bernice M. Padilla, occupational safety and health manager, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Christopher G. Clune, deputy regional...