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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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Special Counsel Backs Whistleblower, Says GSA ‘Grossly Mismanaged’ Tech Funds

July 6, 2017 The Office of Special Counsel on Thursday announced that it had reached a settlement with the General Services Administration on behalf of recently resigned Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe. The office said GSA “had grossly mismanaged its Technology Transformation Service” as described in a GSA report that OSC has...

State Department Withholds Employee Survey Results From Public

July 5, 2017 The State Department’s answer to the White House’s demand for reorganization plans earlier this year included conducting a survey of its more than 35,000 employees. But the results—released Wednesday inside the department—are not being made public. “Unfortunately, the results of the survey will not be available,” said Nicole Thompson of...

Transparency Advocates Cheer Bill to Publish Congressional Research

July 5, 2017 The years-in-the-making push to end what some see as a charade and require publication of all Congressional Research Service reports gained momentum just before Congress broke for the July recess. The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2018 spending bill for the legislative branch on June 28 included language directing the CRS,...

U.N. Ambassador Haley Accused of Hatch Act Violation

June 30, 2017 For at least the second time this year, a Trump administration official has hit trouble via Twitter—and in this case it’s not the president himself. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is the subject of a complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel by the nonprofit...

Legal Group Probes Obama EPA’s Alleged Lobbying on Social Media

June 30, 2017 Just as the Trump administration is preparing to seek repeal of a long-disputed Obama-era clean water regulation, a conservative legal group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to obtain documents it says demonstrate that EPA illegally used a social media platform for “propaganda” in defending the rule. Judicial Watch on...

GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

June 30, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Days after the story broke that the General Services Administration’s resigned head of acquisition was now a whistleblower, the GSA inspector general released the full, unredacted report on Tom Sharpe’s clash with Denise Turner Roth over control of a technology modernization fund. Sharpe’s complaint—which the IG substantiated and forwarded to...

Trump Goes Outside Public Health Service to Name Surgeon General

June 30, 2017 Two months after he fired Obama-appointed Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, President Trump on Thursday nominated an Indiana anesthesiologist as Murthy’s successor, irking a public health association that advocates selecting candidates only from within the Public Health Service. Dr. Jerome Adams, currently the Indiana State Health Commissioner, was named to the...

GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

June 29, 2017 Days after the story broke that the General Services Administration’s resigned head of acquisition was now a whistleblower, the GSA inspector general released the full, unredacted report on Tom Sharpe’s clash with Denise Turner Roth over control of a technology modernization fund. Sharpe’s complaint—which the IG substantiated and forwarded to...

As Trump Budget Cuts Loom, Feds Adjust Their Training

June 29, 2017 More than half of federal human resources specialists fear that coming budget cuts will impinge on training aimed at improving employee engagement, officials and former officials noted at a Wednesday panel sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration and the private Management Concepts. In an online survey conducted this...

Taxpayer Advocate Praises IRS for Solid Filing Season but Jabs Focus on Enforcement

June 28, 2017 Even with its shrunken workforce, the Internal Revenue Service delivered a solid filing season performance this spring, the National Taxpayer Advocate said in a new report, but the agency needs to stress taxpayer education over strict enforcement and toughen supervision of private debt collectors. Nina Olson, in her mandatory 2017...