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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.
Results 691-700 of 2006

IRS Reaches Electronic Filing Milestone

December 5, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service’s 27-year-old project of moving more taxpayers into electronic filing hit a milestone with the release on Wednesday of numbers showing a new e-filing rate of 83 percent of individual tax returns. More than 122 million returns were filed electronically in 2013, 45.2 million of them from ...

White House Makes Few Friends in Raising Contractor Pay Cap

December 5, 2013 In a memo quietly published in Wednesday’s Federal Register, the White House procurement chief instructed defense and civilian agency heads to raise the cap on taxpayer funds that can be used to reimburse contracting companies for the pay packages of top executives. Beginning with contracts let in fiscal 2012, the ...

Budget Director 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Fiscal Talks

December 4, 2013 White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Wednesday said she is “cautiously optimistic” about the current House-Senate budget talks, describing Democrats as “unified” around a priority framework aimed at growing the economy and replacing sequestration. “I’m very excited to see the budget talks,” led by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ...

Lawmaker Blasts GSA for 'Thwarting' Plan to Evict Trade Commission from Headquarters

December 3, 2013 In a new round of musical chairs involving federal office buildings, a House field hearing on Tuesday erupted in shouting and cross-talk over the multi-agency impact of a congressman’s two-year-old proposal to move the Federal Trade Commission out of its headquarters to allow the National Gallery of Art to expand. ...

Former White House Official: Take Federal Management 'More Seriously'

December 2, 2013 Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley on Sunday became the latest official to bemoan the fact that the challenges of improving federal management strike many -- let’s face it -- as a bit dull. Appearing on CBS' “Face the Nation,” the businessman and son and brother of ...

House Oversight Republicans Blast IRS Chief Counsel

December 2, 2013 The quiet but continuing House Republican-led probe of the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of tea party groups produced a new wrinkle in late November with an intivation to William Wilkins, the agency’s chief counsel and President Obama’s appointee, to “amend” testimony he gave the panel on Nov. 6 that the ...

GSA Updates Strategic Sourcing Tool for Office Supplies

December 2, 2013 The General Services Administration in late November published a draft update of its seven-year-old strategic sourcing initiative aimed at reducing the costs of agency office supply purchasing. The new statement of work titled “Office Supply Third Generation,” or OS3, is “the agency’s latest effort to cut costs and increase efficiencies ...

GSA’s Crowdsourcing Website Named Finalist for Innovation Award

November 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Challenge.gov, the General Services Administration’s online portal for crowdsourcing solutions to agency problems, is among five finalists for the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. The Ash Center -- named for Roy Ash, the first ...

Labor Eases Some Workplace Rules, but Fails to Impress Business Group

November 27, 2013 The Labor Department recently announced four new workplace rules aimed at delivering on the Obama administration’s promise to ease the regulatory burden on employers, but at least one major business group is unimpressed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Nov. 20 published a rule that updates and streamlines safety ...

Treasury Unveils New Criteria for Gauging Nonprofit Political Activity

November 26, 2013 This story has been updated. After six months of political debate and agency shakeups, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday released proposed guidance for interpreting the tax code’s definition of a social welfare organization to help officials and nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status to evaluate political activity. ...