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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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Lawmakers insert federal pension provisions in highway bill

February 8, 2012 Legislative provisions to increase the amount government employees contribute to their pensions have been tucked into a major House bill, indicating the Republican leadership’s determination to change -- one way or another -- the federal retirement system in an effort to cut overall spending. The 2012 American Energy and Infrastructure...

TSP Roth option a step closer

February 8, 2012 A new retirement savings option for federal employees is another step closer to reality. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board published draft rules on the implementation of a Roth 401(k) option to the Thrift Savings Plan in Wednesday’s Federal Register. The option would allow employees to invest income that already...

House panel votes to increase amount feds contribute to pensions

February 7, 2012 A House committee approved a bill Tuesday evening that would increase the amount federal employees and lawmakers contribute to their government pensions. Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee split along party lines in a 22-to-16 vote to approve legislation that would require federal workers and members of...

Payroll conferees debate federal pay freeze

February 7, 2012 Proposals to extend the pay freeze for civilian federal workers should not be tied to efforts to freeze congressional salaries, said Washington-area lawmakers on the House-Senate payroll tax holiday conference committee during a Tuesday hearing. “I don’t think we should confuse the issue of the federal workforce with members of...

Employee groups assail proposal to increase pension contributions

February 6, 2012 Legislation that would increase the amount government workers contribute to their pensions drew renewed fire Monday from federal employee advocates. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to mark up a bill Tuesday afternoon that would increase feds’ contributions to their pensions by a total of 1.5 percent over...

Bill would prohibit step increases for feds through 2012

February 3, 2012 A House lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prohibit step increases for federal employees who currently are subject to a pay freeze. The provision, tucked into larger legislation aimed at improving transparency within the appropriations process, would prevent federal workers from receiving within-grade step increases through the end of...

Senate Republicans call for two-year pay freeze extension

February 2, 2012 Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill that would freeze federal pay for another two years and reduce the size of the government by 5 percent through attrition. The legislation is designed to stave off cuts to the Defense Department budget if sequestration takes effect in 2013, and is the...

OPM hopes to solve retirement claims backlog with more staff

February 1, 2012 The government’s human resources chief acknowledged Wednesday his agency does not yet have an information technology plan to successfully tackle the major backlog of federal retirement claims. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry told Senate lawmakers that OPM is working hard to get to a place where federal employees’...

Going on a Cash Diet

February 1, 2012 Anyone who has ever gone on a diet knows you need a plan to succeed. Simply saying you’re going to lose 20 pounds is a recipe for failure. Success depends on putting in place concrete steps, changing hard-wired habits and developing better ones—easier said than done. The same principles apply...

Federal workers' comp program remains vulnerable to fraud

January 26, 2012 The federal workers’ compensation program remains vulnerable to fraud, mostly due to a limited access to data, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO studied a handful of federal agencies, including the Labor Department, and their oversight of the 1916 Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, which provides benefits to about 251,000...

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