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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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Union Brings ‘Fair Pay’ Pep Rally to Capitol

February 27, 2014 Some 200 activists from the National Treasury Employees Union took to the western front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to chant their demands for higher pay and more respect from lawmakers, four of whom joined the rally. “What do we want? Fair Pay! When do we want it? Now!”...

FDA on Defensive for Snooping on Employees’ Computers

February 26, 2014 A once-secret move by the Food and Drug Administration to monitor the computer screens and keystrokes of five scientists suspected of press leaks in 2010 was blasted on Wednesday as a “Big Brother” tactic out of George Orwell’s 1984 and a damaging disservice to agency whistleblowers. A joint report from...

Democrats: The IRS Probe Has Cost Taxpayers $14 Million So Far

February 26, 2014 Since the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service related to granting tax-exempt status to certain organizations broke last May, the hundreds of hours of congressional hearings and agency document reproduction have cost the agency immeasurable prestige, person-hours and scarce funds. But, as of Wednesday, there’s an actual price tag: $14...

House Republicans Would Raise Small-Business Contract Goals

February 26, 2014 The federal goal for steering contracts to small businesses would rise from 23 percent to 25 percent of an agency’s awards under legislation introduced on Wednesday by the chairman of the House Small Business Committee. A related bill to require greater transparency in bundled contracts to help small businesses better...

GSA Advances Services Contracts with Small Business

February 25, 2014 The General Services Administration has awarded 125 contracts to small businesses for its-long anticipated One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, called OASIS, for companies qualified to meet agencies’ complex professional service requirements. Designed exclusively as a small-business set-aside, OASIS is the federal response to the growing need for a streamlined...

Foreign Service Group Wants to Raise the Bar on White House Nominees

February 25, 2014 The Foreign Service union released new guidelines designed to raise the bar on qualifications of ambassadorial appointments, acknowledging the value of both career and non-career envoys but steering clear of some of President Obama’s currently controversial choices. The Guidelines for Successful Performance as Chief of Mission are offered as “a...

Ways and Means Chairman Threatens IRS With Subpoena

February 24, 2014 Impatient with the Internal Revenue Service’s cooperation on document disclosure, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., on Monday wrote to IRS chief John Koskinen to pressure the tax agency to turn over more documents related to last year’s scandal over the alleged targeting of mostly conservative nonprofit...

CBO Tallies Cost of Stimulus Package

February 24, 2014 With Republicans and Democrats sparring anew over the impact of the 2009 Recovery Act, the Congressional Budget Office on Friday reported that its own projections on the cost of the economic stimulus are for the most part unchanged. “CBO’s estimates of the economic effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

GSA Inks Deal for Zero-Energy Building, Upgrades Texas Port

February 21, 2014 The General Services Administration has sealed an unusual deal to guarantee achievement of net-zero energy consumption in a federal facility, awarding a $6.4 million contract to Schneider Electric to upgrade the Almeric Christian Federal Building in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Dallas-based global energy management firm announced on Tuesday...

Watchdog: Successful Interagency Partnerships Built on Trust, Communication

February 21, 2014 Interagency goals such as food safety and homeland security are best met when leaders from different federal organizations establish trust and achieve early wins, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. “Low-hanging fruit,” or feasible steps that can be completed short term, have “allowed officials to establish...