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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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USDA Could Improve Vetting for Farm Payment Eligibility

October 21, 2013 The Agriculture Department and Congress need to improve procedures for ensuring annual subsidies through the $5 billion farm payments program go only to eligible recipients, auditors say. In a report requested by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Government Accountability Office found communication gaps in procedures that the Farm Service Agency ...

Senate Confirms OMB Management Deputy

October 21, 2013 The Senate last Wednesday on the final day of the government shutdown approved President Obama’s nominee to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. Beth Cobert, a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. based in San Francisco, was approved by voice vote after she drew ...

IRS Requires More Than One Day to Resume Operations

October 18, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service, perhaps the agency in contact with the widest swath of the citizenry, needed a little extra time to rev up again when the government reopened on Thursday. “The public may experience longer wait times or limited service as we take steps to bring employees back to ...

First Day Back After Shutdown Appears to Go Smoothly Amid Bitter Feelings

October 17, 2013 Though a few agency websites and out-of-office email messages were still stuck in shutdown mode, most of the federal government by mid-day Thursday appeared to be back in business -- or close to it. Following on late Wednesday’s news coverage, the White House budget director’s midnight announcement and the Office ...

Obama Thanks Feds While Laying Out Post-Shutdown Agenda

October 17, 2013 President Obama on Thursday delivered a thank-you to the federal workforce and a defense of the institution of government, as he sought to articulate next steps and lessons from the just-ended government shutdown. “To federal workers, I want to say thank you for your service and welcome back,” he said ...

When Government Reopens, Agency Start Times Will Vary

October 16, 2013 With a budget deal in sight for Wednesday night, furloughed federal employees are instructed to check public broadcasts and the Internet for the big picture on when they might report to work. Their own agencies may vary in determining exact hours. In guidance updated as of Oct. 11, the Office ...

Former Budget Directors Scold Authors of Shutdown

October 16, 2013 Two White House budget office veterans who experienced the 1990s government shutdown lambasted current Washington leaders on Wednesday for imposing the appropriations lapse and near-breach of the debt-ceiling on “the innocent people” who elected them. Leon Panetta, the Clinton administration budget director and more recently the Defense secretary, joined with ...

Republicans Grill Park Service Chief on Closures, As Debt Deadline Looms

October 16, 2013 Brought to Capitol Hill under subpoena, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on Wednesday defended his agency’s near-total closures of 401 park sites during the government shutdown. His testimony at a contentious House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing came as Congress was scrambling to reach a final deal on ...

Amid Confusion, House Democrats Stick to Discharge Petition

October 15, 2013 With just 48 hours remaining before the Treasury Department’s designated deadline for raising the debt ceiling, House lawmakers on Tuesday continued to display a yawning gap between the two parties, with Republicans preparing a counter-offer to the emerging bipartisan-brokered Senate budget deal, and House Democrats persisting in their procedural tactic ...

Accidents Go Uninvestigated Due to the Shutdown

October 11, 2013 Aviation, rail and subway accidents are going uninvestigated because of the government shutdown, the acting head of the National Transportation Safety Board told a Senate panel on Friday. “In the 10 days that have passed since the lapse of appropriations, there are a number of accidents that have occurred in ...