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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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IRS Employees May Be As Stressed As Taxpayers

April 7, 2016 A walk-in taxpayer assistance center run by the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles experienced such long lines at the start of the 2016 tax filing season that it began requiring appointments. Only the elderly or those with disabilities were provided face-to-face help by the understaffed IRS center, which lacks...

Senate Author of DATA Act Presses Agencies on Follow-Up

April 7, 2016 As part of a broad push for improving reliability of the government’s financial statements, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Wednesday wrote to 37 agencies asking for updates on their efforts to standardize and publish spending data as required under the 2014 Data Accountability and Transparency Act. Warner, who-co-authored the law...

What Feds Thought About the Clinton Team's Honesty, Leadership at the State Department

April 6, 2016 Ask Americans today to evaluate Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of State and you’re apt to get answers colored by their attitudes on whether she deserves the presidency. But a look at contemporaneous federal employee survey results and specialty groups’ assessments from 2009-2012 offers a glimpse of a Clinton tenure...

Zika Emergency Funding Can’t Wait, White House Tells Congress

April 6, 2016 This story has been updated. Efforts to thwart the spread of the Zika virus should be funded immediately, before tourist traffic and the rainy season hit the Caribbean and Central America, the Obama administration warned on Wednesday. Stepping up pressure on a Congress behind on its budget schedule, White House...

Politicians’ Angry Rhetoric Harms Feds, Panelists Say

April 5, 2016 Presidential candidates and lawmakers demanding accountability from federal officials would do better to cut back on the theatrics and provide more positive reinforcement, current and former officials said during a panel discussion on Tuesday. Angry rhetoric on accountability “will have a long-term effect on civil servants’ ability to do their...

Trump Wants Feds to Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

April 4, 2016 To the list of semi-sketched-out changes in government GOP front-runner Donald Trump has proposed, you can add another. All federal employees in a future Trump administration would sign nondisclosure agreements to prevent them from writing unauthorized books, the billionaire real estate developer said in an interview published Saturday in the...

Feds Outpace Rest of Country in Donating to Presidential Campaign Fund

April 1, 2016 Federal employees are twice as likely as average Americans to check the box on their tax returns to designate $3 to fund the presidential election campaign, a survey found. Participation in the annual checkoff has fallen steadily since it was started in 1976, so analysts were not surprised when this...

Whistleblower Protection Agency Looks to Clean Up Its Own Backyard

April 1, 2016 The Office of Special Counsel, whose mission is to protect federal employees against reprisals for whistleblowing, is taking the unusual step of evaluating its own managers in part on their adherence to proper procedures for handling whistleblowers, Government Executive has learned. “Over the next several months, OSC will incorporate whistleblower...

IRS Crowdsources Future of the Taxpayer Experience

April 1, 2016 The taxman is counting on the wisdom of crowds. The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday announced it is launching a crowdsourcing competition to “encourage innovative ideas for the taxpayer experience of the future.” From April 17 through May 10, the agency will be taking submissions from designers, developers and “innovative...

As Clock Ticks, Appointees Try to Keep Career Feds Focused on Obama's Goals

March 31, 2016 As the Obama administration winds down and a presidential transition looms, agency leaders insist they're committed to fulfilling the president's goals rather than trimming their sails as time grows shorter. "This is the time in an administration's life cycle that we see finishing touches applied to key initiatives and attention...