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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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A Whistleblower’s Case Against Pentagon IG Stalls in Interagency Stalemate

October 26, 2017 For more than two years, cashiered Pentagon inspector general employee John Crane has awaited judgment for his whistleblower case accusing his former bosses of burying important disclosures that should have been investigated by the Office of Special Counsel. On Oct. 11, that office, which is under acting leadership, sent him...

Intel IG’s Decision to Rescind Job Offer Spells Trouble for Whistleblowers, Critics Say

October 26, 2017 In another sign of shrinking authority for certain whistleblower officials in the Intelligence Community, a key hire for a deputy position at the IC inspector general’s whistleblower outreach operations learned this week that his long-in-the-works job offer was rescinded, Government Executive has confirmed. John Hickey, a longtime reprisal investigator in...

IRS ‘Mismanagement’ Hearing Breaks Along Partisan Lines

October 25, 2017 Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen’s five-year appointment ends next month, and Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday could hardly contain their pleasure. “The only good news is that one element in this long sad chapter of John Koskinen as commissioner is coming to an end...

Don't Assume Career Feds Are Resisting Trump's Deregulatory Push

October 24, 2017 Three agency managers tasked with implementing President Trump’s push toward deregulation told Congress on Tuesday that White House executive orders have injected fresh motivation in their workforces. The mandated reviews of past rules to identify burdensome or outdated ones, they added, are driven largely by career subject-matter experts. With regulatory...

House Lawmakers Want White House Email Documents, But Disagree On How to Get Them

October 23, 2017 Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee agree on the goal of obtaining documents that may show possible violations of federal records laws by Trump administration officials using personal email accounts to conduct official business. But they part company on whether to request or demand responses...

Trump Budget Director Bemoans Fate of Proposed Spending Cuts

October 23, 2017 The Trump White House may be excited about Congress’s plans to take up tax cuts, but it is less pleased about the fate of the spending reductions it proposed in March. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in a Sunday appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that of the $54...

Is the Intel Community’s Whistleblower Outreach Being Shut Down?

October 20, 2017 Whistleblower ombudsman Dan Meyer, who for years rode high working for inspectors general at the Defense Department and the intelligence community, may be having his wings clipped, a report indicates. Interviews with intelligence community insiders for a piece published on Wednesday by Foreign Policy magazine show that Meyer’s four-year-old program...

Small Agency’s Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Report Improved Job Satisfaction

October 19, 2017 Leaders of the Chemical Safety Board, a small independent federal agency, have touted dramatic improvements in the agency’s results in this year’s edition of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But some employees are saying they felt pressured to improve their ratings out of fear that Congress would eliminate the board...

House Oversight Leaders Press Tardy Agencies to Reveal Their Travel Costs

October 19, 2017 The bipartisan team of House investigators looking into Trump administration overspending on Cabinet member air travel issued a subpoena threat on Wednesday to two agencies “noncompliant” with document requests: the Agriculture and Justice departments. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and ranking member Rep. Elijah...

Trump's GSA Nominee Wins Bipartisan Praise

October 18, 2017 President Trump’s nominee to head the General Services Administration encountered a relative lovefest during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with senators of both parties applauding her 20-year background in federal procurement that includes time at GSA itself. “I can’t imagine someone more qualified for this position,” said Sen. Claire...