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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charlie Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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Senator ‘sickened’ by new GSA controversy

July 20, 2012 Leaders of the key Senate panel overseeing the General Services Administration responded to news of another conference featuring questionable spending by releasing a redacted version of a letter from the acting GSA chief summarizing progress on his “top-to-bottom” review of the troubled agency’s management procedures. “At a time when Congress ...

Government vs. Corporations

July 20, 2012 Since Mitt Romney famously declared that corporations are people earlier this year, hair-splitting philosophical debate has raged. Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch and his wife Suzy took to The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page on July 16 to argue that indeed corporations are people in the sense of ...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes maiden voyage in enforcement

July 19, 2012 After much speculation in the financial industry about the powers of the newest federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come out ahead, announcing a settlement that requires Capital One Bank to refund about $140 million to 2 million customers and pay an additional $60 million in two penalties. ...

GSA blasted for another over-the-top 2010 conference

July 19, 2012 The General Services Administration staged a one-day awards conference at two hotels in Arlington, Va., in November 2010 at which some 200 guests were treated to gifts such as time-and-temperature picture frames and drumsticks, according to GSA inspector general figures House Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released Thursday. ...

An Agency's Own Farmers Market

July 18, 2012 Unlike most federal agencies, the Office of Personnel Management is fortunate enough enjoy “home delivery” of fresh farm products. Every Wednesday in season an array of local farmers and food vendors sets up booths at the entrance to OPM’s main building at 19th and E Streets NW in Washington. Everything ...

Labor-management council reviews employee performance measures

July 18, 2012 Some differences in how labor leaders, managers and senior executives view issues such as performance reviews emerged Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. The crossagency leadership discussion group that convened at the Office of Personnel Management reviewed progress by two agencies trying out ...

GSA chief speaks on employee morale, agency flaws

July 17, 2012 General Services Administration employees “would have to be other-than-human if they didn’t feel bad” about this year’s scandal involving agency overspending at a Las Vegas training conference, acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini told a town hall audience of information technology contractors on Tuesday. “The Western Regional Conference has not done ...

Sequestration will cost 2.14 million jobs, study says

July 17, 2012 Severe, across-the-board budget cuts slated to kick in January 2013 would cause a sharp uptick in both federal and private sector unemployment, according to an academic report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and released Tuesday. According to the study of the economic impact of the 2011 Budget Control Act ...

GSA has IG look at contracts for canceled energy conference

July 17, 2012 The contracts awarded in preparation for the recently canceled GovEnergy conference have been referred to the General Services Administration inspector general, Government Executive has learned. According to a person familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified, "the issues surrounding the contracts that were uncovered as part of ...

Senator blasts GOP resistance to a budget deal that includes taxes

July 17, 2012 Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the congressional “supercommittee” that tried unsuccessfully for a grand bargain on the budget last year, vowed never to sign onto a budget deal that relies on spending cuts without new revenues. At a Brookings Institution panel on the so-called “fiscal cliff” facing lawmakers ...