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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OPM modifies rules for hiring veterans

February 2, 2000 Federal agencies must hire veterans using normal competitive procedures because of changes to the 1998 Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, the Office of Personnel Management has announced. Previously, OPM said agencies should use special noncompetitive Schedule B hiring authority to hire veterans under the act, which granted veterans special privileges...

Murkowski to unveil modified version of nuke waste bill

February 2, 2000 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Murkowski plans to release today a modified version of his nuclear waste storage bill that he hopes will gather enough support in a Senate vote next week to override a possible veto -- or, perhaps, win the president's signature. The manager's amendment, however,...