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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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Postal Service commences talks with two unions

August 18, 2011 The red-ink-stained U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it has begun talks with one of two unions still without a long-term contract, and that negotiations with a second union will start Aug. 30 to pursue management's goal of eliminating 220,000 positions by 2015. The National Association of Letter Carriers, with ...

DARPA director under investigation for conflict of interest

August 17, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the subject of a new series of audits by the Defense Department inspector general, after a complaint from the watchdog nonprofit Project on Government Oversight. The audits, which POGO revealed on its website Tuesday, will examine DARPA's general policies on conflict of ...

DARPA director under investigation for conflict of interest

August 17, 2011 The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the subject of a new series of audits by the Defense Department inspector general, after a complaint from the watchdog nonprofit Project on Government Oversight. The audits, which POGO revealed on its website Tuesday, will examine DARPA's general policies on conflict of ...

Agency slow in applying technology to protect federal buildings, GAO says

August 17, 2011 Federal Protective Services has made visible but limited progress in improving its risk management program -- which addresses threats to agency buildings -- and in the transfer of its programs to new authorities within the Homeland Security Department, according to a pair of recent Government Accountability Office reports. The troubled ...

So 10,000 Taxpayers Can Vent

August 15, 2011 The Internal Revenue Service, which probably has direct contact with more American households than any other agency, wants your help in reducing paperwork. As announced in the Federal Register last week, the tax service is preparing to survey 10,000 taxpayers and other federal agencies on how best to ease the ...

Pentagon faulted for not collecting contractor debts

August 15, 2011 The Defense Department has allowed delinquent contractors to avoid paying as much as $209 million owed the government, according to a letter released on Monday by four senators. The bipartisan group, whose members serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked the Pentagon for a current inventory of ...

Air Force announces civilian hiring freeze

August 15, 2011 The Air Force on has joined an array of military services and federal agencies that are downsizing, announcing implementation of an immediate civilian hiring freeze for 90 days. The move, which took effect Aug. 9, is in line with the service's commitment to stay within current requested spending levels, according ...

Raining on HHS' Parade

August 12, 2011 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius proudly joined Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman Friday morning on a conference call with reporters for a far-reaching announcement on tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. Proposed rules published Friday by HHS and the Treasury Department award certain states $185 million ...

SEC faces new calls for its reorganization

August 12, 2011 While busy writing regulations to implement the new financial reform law, the Securities and Exchange Commission after Labor Day will see its current management structure scrutinized by House Republicans skeptical of the independent agency's effectiveness. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., is planning a fall hearing on already ...

A Nomination That Never Was

August 11, 2011 Seekers of federal jobs may be forgiven for puzzling over a front-page item in the tabloid Federal Jobs Digest for the week of July 22-Aug. 4. Next to a dynamic photo of Elizabeth Warren, the founder of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau whom President Obama pointedly did not nominate ...