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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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People: Senior sales exec

February 28, 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. The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service has appointed Mary G. R. Whitley as the service's first assistant...

Panel issues plea for more procurement reform

February 25, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Procurement Round Table, a nonprofit organization made up of former acquisition officials, has called for the establishment of a high-level panel, similar to the "Section 800 Panel" of the early 1990s, to oversee further streamlining of the federal acquisition process. In a new report, "The Federal Acquisition System:...

Texans get touch-screen access to government

February 24, 2000 klunney@govexec.com In Texas, printing out your tax forms or renewing your driver's license is now as easy as touching a screen. Interactive kiosks providing over 150 government services are sprouting up throughout the state, with the most recent unveiling at Richland Mall in Waco, Texas, last Saturday. On February 16,...

OPM sets plan for pre-tax health insurance deductions

February 23, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal employees can expect to see more money in their take-home pay next fall, when the Clinton administration implements a plan to remove health insurance costs from workers' taxable income. The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to issue regulations instructing agencies not to tax the premiums employees...

Bill would give federal employees transit subsidies

February 18, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., has introduced legislation calling for President Clinton to issue an executive order providing federal employees in the Washington area with $65 per month in transit subsidies. Wolf said the executive order would reduce traffic congestion by providing transit and car pool benefits. The order...

DoD announces overseas base closings

February 17, 2000 klunney@govexec.com The Defense Department Tuesday announced military base closings at two overseas locations. U.S Army Europe will cease operations in Bad Kreuznach, Germany and U.S. Air Forces in Europe will leave the Soesterberg Collocated Operating Base in the Netherlands, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Vince Warzinski said no...

Report blasts agencies for waste, fraud and abuse

February 16, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Waste, fraud, and abuse continue to plague federal agencies, according to a report released by the House Budget Committee Tuesday. The report could be used as ammunition in the GOP's efforts to reduce spending in the fiscal 2001 budget. The report, Reviving the Reform Agenda, based on findings by...

Report supports independent review of regulatory data

February 15, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Federal agencies should give the public greater access to research data produced using federal funds, the Cato Institute said in a new study. The study, written by Cato scholars Michael Gough and Steven Milloy, argues that independent review of data and methodological practices is "crucial for both good science...

After downsizing, civilian workforce on the upswing

February 8, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Most federal agencies project a slight increase in the number of full-time employees for 2001, according to President Clinton's proposed fiscal 2001 budget. The Defense Department, however, will see a 5.2 percent decrease in its workforce. Of 20 major agencies, 15 report staff increases between 1999 and 2001. The...

Administration to press for new TSP benefits

February 4, 2000 klunney@govexec.com Newly hired federal employees could begin investing immediately in the Thrift Savings Plan and employees could roll over funds from private sector retirement plans into their TSP accounts, under a proposal President Clinton plans to include in his fiscal 2001 budget request. Under current rules, new employees must wait...