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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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Two Democrats File Complaint Against Watchdog for Handling of IRS Probe

February 7, 2014 In another sign the flap over alleged political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service will not fade soon, two House Democrats have sent a 22-page complaint to the inspectors general council charging bias by the Treasury Department’s top auditor for tax issues. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ...

Watchdog: Uncle Sam Has Trouble Keeping Track of His Property

February 7, 2014 From roads to water towers to particle accelerators, the 480,000 government-owned structures nationwide are not being inventoried as carefully as its buildings, an audit found. As a result, agencies using differing criteria to report the structures they own may be missing opportunities to save money, the Government Accountability Office said ...

OPM: Only Federal Employees Will Do Final Review of Background Checks

February 6, 2014 The Office of Personnel Management on Thursday tightened its control of the governmentwide background check process that is performed primarily by contractors. The move comes two weeks after the Justice Department officially charged the Falls Church-Va.,-based contractor USIS, the company that performed the background checks on fired National Security Agency ...

Study Shows Agency Management Challenges Haven’t Changed

February 5, 2014 The thorniest problems confronting managers across government this year are essentially the same ones that they faced last year, according to a new private-sector study. Grant Thornton LLP, in anticipation of the “new management agenda” its authors expect President Obama to announce with his fiscal 2015 budget in early March, ...

Army National Guard Recruiters Collected $29M in Fraudulent 'Bounties'

February 4, 2014 Undeserved “bounties” collected by recruiters under contract with the Army National Guard added up to fraud totaling at least $29 million in a program designed to boost troop strength during the Iraq war and after Hurricane Katrina, a Senate panel learned on Tuesday. The state-administered Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or ...

Next Wrinkle in IRS Flap: Does the IG Secretly Powwow with Republicans?

February 4, 2014 Two key Democrats on the House oversight panel are objecting to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s private meetings with the Republican chairman of their committee. In the latest in the ongoing and politicized dispute over the Internal Revenue Service’s mishandling of tax-exemption applications, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and ...

Army Guard Recruiting Fraud Tied to Weak Oversight

February 4, 2014 Undeserved “bounties” collected by recruiters under contract with the Army National Guard added up to fraud totaling at least $29 million in a program designed to boost troop strength during the Iraq war and after Hurricane Katrina, a Senate panel learned on Tuesday. The state-administered Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or ...

Justice Will Not Allow Investigator of IRS Scandal To Testify

February 3, 2014 The Justice Department has rebuffed a House Republican’s plan to hold an oversight hearing this Thursday featuring a key criminal investigator from the team reviewing mishandling of tax-exempt status applications by the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Justice attorney Barbara Bosserman on Jan. 28 to testify “due ...

Broadcasting Board Accused of Mishandling Contractor Taxes

February 3, 2014 The strategic management arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors may be violating tax rules that require withholding of taxes from paychecks of thousands of full-time individual contractors, a blogger has charged, citing investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and the BBG’s inspector general. BBG Watch, which is edited and ...

Park Service: No Plans to Change Shutdown Protocol

January 31, 2014 Feelings are still a bit raw on Capitol Hill over the National Park Service’s decision during last October’s government shutdown to barricade portions of the National Mall favored by tourists. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, at a Thursday hearing on how the 16-day shutdown affected the District of Columbia, asked a ...