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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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TSP Funds Mostly Positive in November

December 1, 2015 All but two of the funds in the Thrift Savings Plan posted positive returns in November, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The F Fund (fixed income bonds) fell 0.24 percent last month, while international stocks decreased 0.86 percent. In October, the I Fund...

Disabled Veteran Leave Law Only Applies to New Title 5 Feds

November 25, 2015 The new law providing a full year’s sick leave up front to new federal employees who are disabled veterans only applies to those hired on, or after Nov. 5, 2016. The 2015 Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act gives 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are...

Demoted VA Senior Executives Still Eligible For Relocation Benefits

November 23, 2015 This story has been updated. Two Veterans Affairs Department senior executives who were demoted and reassigned because they used their positions of authority for personal and financial gain are still eligible for relocation benefits for their new jobs, according to the VA. The department reassigned Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves...

Judge Says Fired VA Senior Executive Can Keep Her Bonus

November 20, 2015 The former senior executive at the center of the Veterans Affairs Department scandal over patient wait times can keep her bonus, a judge has ruled. The VA cannot recoup the $9,080 it gave Sharon Helman as a result of her fiscal 2013 performance review because the department failed to prove...

The Top 5 Most and Least Generous Agencies for Senior Executive Bonuses

November 19, 2015 Some federal agencies were more generous than others when it came to senior executive bonuses in fiscal 2014, according to the latest data from the Office of Personnel Management. The number of career senior executives receiving a bonus based on their job performance increased by 12.2 percentage points between fiscal...

More Senior Execs Got Bonuses in 2014, and the Payouts Were Bigger

November 18, 2015 More senior executives across the federal government got bonuses in fiscal 2014 than in fiscal 2013, and the ones who did received larger awards on average, according to the latest data obtained by Government Executive. The percentage of career senior executives receiving a bonus based on their job performance increased...

Watchdog: Vets in D.C. Waited More Than a Year For Home Health Care

November 17, 2015 This story has been updated. Some veterans in the Washington, D.C., area waited more than a year for home health care services, including one who died before he could receive it, according to a new watchdog report. Demand among vets for at-home nursing care, and spending on it, more than...

We're Here to Help Ourselves

November 17, 2015 The flacks from the Transportation Security Administration were taking a drubbing from Lynn Sweet, the veteran Chicago Sun-Times journalist. It was just before the start of a September congressional hearing looking into yet another scandal at the agency, this time involving federal air marshals procuring prostitutes and recording sex acts...

House Passes Bill Capping Fiscal 2016 VA Senior Executive Bonuses

November 17, 2015 This story has been updated. The House on Monday unanimously passed legislation capping fiscal 2016 bonuses for Veterans Affairs senior executives at $2 million. The measure amends the 2014 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act to specifically limit the total amount of performance awards and bonuses given to top career...

House Panel Wants Answers on VA’s Use of Paid Administrative Leave, Union 'Hit List'

November 16, 2015 The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is pressing the Veterans Affairs Department on the status of employees on paid administrative leave -- and what the department plans to do with a union report alleging egregious behavior by several supervisors. “Please provide a by-name list of every VA employee currently on administrative...