AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 41-50 of 2203

John McCain Goes Straight Talk Express on Defense Personnel Reform

July 5, 2016 Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had some nice things to say about Defense Department employees during a recent event at a Washington think tank. But he also had a few choice words for the federal government’s hiring process and the Pentagon bureaucracy. “Our nation is blessed by the very hardworking [people]...

TSP Struggles in June

July 1, 2016 The Thrift Savings Plan struggled in June mostly due to the financial turmoil Brexit created, but it wasn’t all bad news: Four of its offerings posted positive returns last month. Fixed income bonds in the F Fund rose 1.80 percent – the biggest return of any TSP offering in June...

SES Performance Award Spending Cap Will Increase to 7.5 Percent in October

June 30, 2016 The Office of Personnel Management is reminding agencies to raise the spending cap on senior executive bonuses beginning in October, and said it would issue additional guidance soon on how to better reward top performers. The aggregate spending cap on agency performance awards for those in the Senior Executive Service...

More Than $100 Million in Taxpayer Money Mistakenly Went to Vets in Prison

June 29, 2016 This story was updated. The government improperly shelled out $104.1 million in disability compensation and pension payments over seven years to veterans in prison, according to a new watchdog report. The Veterans Benefits Administration failed to slash benefits given to vets incarcerated in federal, state and local correctional facilities between...

Members of Congress Really Seem to Like the TSP

June 28, 2016 House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would create a new retirement program for American workers modeled on the Thrift Savings Plan. The bill would automatically enroll private-sector workers without access to a retirement savings plan through their employer into an American Savings Account to help them build nest eggs....

Unsurprisingly, TSP Funds Are In the Red After Brexit

June 27, 2016 Several of the Thrift Savings Plan’s offerings were in the red by close of business Friday because of the global financial and political uncertainty caused by Britain’s decision last Thursday to leave the European Union. The board that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan on Monday reported that the C, S,...

TSP Tells Feds Not to Panic After Brexit Vote Sends Markets Tumbling

June 24, 2016 The board that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan on Friday cautioned federal enrollees not to freak out about their retirement nests eggs. The warning came after England’s decision Thursday to leave the European Union caused markets to tumble in an international uproar. The agency posted a message online and sent...

What Would a Bunch of Vets Tell the Presidential Candidates If They Were Trapped on an Elevator Together?

June 23, 2016 Veterans, like the country they’ve defended and served, are an increasingly diverse group; they don’t march in lockstep when it comes to politics and policy. But there are a few areas that engender broad agreement among vets: Those who haven’t served can never truly understand their experiences, and by and...

Senator Pushes For Action on VA Accountability Reforms

June 22, 2016 The head of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is pushing for a floor vote on major legislation that would limit the rights of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department to appeal their removal. Less than a week after the department announced that it would no longer use the expedited...

Senior Executive Service Faces ‘Pivotal Moment’ on Cusp of Next Administration

June 21, 2016 This story has been updated. The Senior Executive Service, older and less diverse than the rest of the federal workforce, faces serious challenges recruiting talented managers who view the government’s top career jobs as prestigious but basically a headache. And yet, according to the new report, there are several examples...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by Brocade

    Best of 2016 Federal Forum eBook

    Earlier this summer, Federal and tech industry leaders convened to talk security, machine learning, network modernization, DevOps, and much more at the 2016 Federal Forum. This eBook includes a useful summary highlighting the best content shared at the 2016 Federal Forum to help agencies modernize their network infrastructure.

    Download
  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    GBC Flash Poll Series: Merger & Acquisitions

    Download this GBC Flash Poll to learn more about federal perspectives on the impact of industry consolidation.

    Download
  • Sponsored by One Identity

    One Nation Under Guard: Securing User Identities Across State and Local Government

    In 2016, the government can expect even more sophisticated threats on the horizon, making it all the more imperative that agencies enforce proper identity and access management (IAM) practices. In order to better measure the current state of IAM at the state and local level, Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study of state and local employees.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

    This GBC report explains the evolution of cloud computing in federal government, and provides an outlook for the future of the cloud in government IT.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    A DevOps Roadmap for the Federal Government

    This GBC Report discusses how DevOps is steadily gaining traction among some of government's leading IT developers and agencies.

    Download
  • Sponsored by LTC Partners, administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    Approaching the Brink of Federal Retirement

    Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and a growing number of federal employees are preparing themselves for the next chapter of their lives. Learn how to tackle the challenges that today's workforce faces in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure retirement.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Cyber Defense 101: Arming the Next Generation of Government Employees

    Read this issue brief to learn about the sector's most potent challenges in the new cyber landscape and how government organizations are building a robust, threat-aware infrastructure

    Download
  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    GBC Issue Brief: Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

    Read this GBC issue brief to learn more about the current state of digital services in the government, and how key players are pushing enhancements towards a user-centric approach.

    Download
  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreements

    Read this eBook to learn how defense agencies can achieve savings and efficiencies with an Enterprise Software Agreement.

    Download
  • Sponsored by Cloudera

    Government Forum Content Library

    Get all the essential resources needed for effective technology strategies in the federal landscape.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.