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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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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. ...

Think Tanks Duel Over Easing Sequestration

November 26, 2013 Congress could go a long way toward softening sequestration by simply amending the 2011 Budget Control Act to count the already-in-place debt reduction from last January’s “fiscal cliff” deal, according to a liberal think tank. In a paper released Tuesday, Harry Stein, the Center for American Progress’ associate director for ...

Medicare Agency May Not be Realizing the Full Potential of Anti-Fraud Contracts

November 26, 2013 The government doesn’t have enough information about whether “program integrity” contracts designed to expose and prevent Medicare fraud are as effective as they could be in fulfilling agency goals, an audit found. For 20 years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has wrestled with an undetermined amount of fraudulent ...

FDIC to Consolidate Northern Virginia Offices

November 25, 2013 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. announced plans to bring 600 of its employees closer to its Arlington, Va., headquarters, taking advantage of a building steps away left vacant when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency moved to a new Arlington location in 2012. The independent banking regulator, which owns its ...

Oversight Chairman Subpoenas OPM on Security Clearances

November 25, 2013 This story has been updated. Citing “disheartening” gaps in the government’s security clearance process, the top House oversight chairman on Friday issued a subpoena to the newly installed director of the Office of Personnel Management. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed frustration with ...

Operators Are Standing By at Pentagon Whistleblower Hotline

November 16, 2013 News consumers may not be aware that many of the front-page scandals -- mishandling of bodies at Arlington Cemetery and Dover Air Force Base, sexual assaults in the military, bribery of naval officers by contractors in Asia -- came to light because of whistleblower complaints to the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline ...