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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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Whistleblower Advocates Bemoan Merit Board’s Lack of Quorum

April 25, 2017 The persistence of two vacancies on the three-member Merit Systems Protection Board worries whistleblowers and their advocates who are concerned that statutory protections are not being enforced. Since chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann resigned in January, the MSPB has been guided by Obama administration appointee Mark Robbins, whom President Trump elevated...

Trump Chief of Staff Blames Democrats for Record-Slow Hiring Pace

April 24, 2017 With the media spotlight shining on President Trump’s first 100 days, the White House chief of staff on Sunday pointed a finger at Senate Democrats for what good government groups say is this administration’s record-setting slow pace in nominating people to the most vital agency jobs. In a testy exchange...

Former Labor Statistics Chief Warns Trump Against Budget Cuts

April 24, 2017 Congress is preparing severe budget cuts in the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to an op-ed published on Friday in The Wall Street Journal. BLS “may be headed toward failure,” wrote Erica L. Groshen, who from 2013-2017 ran the agency that prepares, among other metrics, the politically sensitive...

EPA’s Revised Agenda

April 21, 2017 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made news on April 13 when he visited coal miners at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa., where he announced a new “Back to Basics Agenda” for the agency. Within days, a poster showing Pruitt with the miners went on display in the lobby...

House Bill to 'Audit the Fed' Would Cost $6 Million

April 21, 2017 Eight years after Republican lawmakers sounded the battle cry “Audit the Fed,” the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has scored the latest legislation to boost Federal Reserve transparency: The bill by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., over five years would cost $6 million. The Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), reintroduced this...

Obama-Era Acquisition Leaders Welcome Trump Efficiency Efforts

April 21, 2017 Though new administrations are famous for rebranding their predecessors’ themes, President Trump’s recently announced efficiency reforms are being welcomed by the Obama-era planners of such acquisition initiatives as category management and shared services. Trump’s April 12 memo on reorganizing agencies is an “exciting opportunity for our office,” said Lesley Field,...

Trump Regulatory Nominee Criticized for 'Modest Record' in Cost-Benefit Analysis

April 20, 2017 President Trump’s pick of an administrative law professor to run the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs raises alarming questions about coming policy changes and the aggressive role that office plays in agency decisions, a liberal advocacy group said. In a report titled “Trump’s New Regulatory Czar” released...

Special Counsel Goes to Bat for Two Defense Whistleblowers

April 20, 2017 The Office of Special Counsel on Tuesday announced it had filed two amicus curiae briefs challenging judges’ rulings that “restrict whistleblower protections for federal workers.” In the appeals case Johnen v. Merit Systems Protection Board and Department of the Army, OSC took up the cause of Michael Johnen, who had...

Special Counsel Goes to Bat for Two Defense Whistleblowers

April 19, 2017 The Office of Special Counsel on Tuesday announced it had filed two amicus curiae briefs challenging judges’ rulings that “restrict whistleblower protections for federal workers.” In the appeals case Johnen v. Merit Systems Protection Board and Department of the Army, OSC took up the cause of Michael Johnen, who had...

Trump's 'Buy American' Order Draws Mixed Reviews from Contractors

April 18, 2017 This story has been updated. President Trump on Tuesday traveled to the Snap-On Tool manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis., to sign a previously announced executive order that tasks agencies and contractors with ramping up efforts to “Buy American” and “Hire American.” Combined with a crackdown on unmerited high-level work visas...

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