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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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EPA Official in Flint Region Will Resign by Feb. 1

January 22, 2016 The Great Lakes regional official who handled the Flint, Mich., water crisis for the Environmental Protection Agency tendered her resignation, the agency confirmed. Regional Administrator Susan Hedman offered to resign by Feb. 1. Recent emails have shown that Hedman was aware of the bankrupt city’s lead-contaminated water early last year...

Main Agency Involved in Oregon Land Standoff Rejects Charge of Amateurism

January 21, 2016 The Fish and Wild Service, whose employees have borne the brunt of troubles raised by the politicized occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, does not agree with a recent comment by a local rancher that questioned the professional qualifications of FWS’ regulatory staff. "Most of the time,...

When Workers Serve More Than One Employer, Protection Can Be Tricky

January 21, 2016 Noting that more and more American workers provide services to more than one employer, the Labor Department on Wednesday issued administrative guidance aimed at clarifying employers’ legal obligations toward employees under two major wage and hour laws. “Protecting workers in fissured workplaces – where there is increasingly the possibility that...

Homeland Security Touts Progress in Tracking Visa Overstays

January 20, 2016 At a time of skepticism in the government’s ability to track foreign visitors who might have links to terrorism, the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday released a long-expected report on entry and exit data and visa overstays. During fiscal 2015, efforts by Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs...

How One Group is Trying to Prevent Procrastination on Presidential Transition Planning

January 20, 2016 Exactly one year before the next inauguration, a major good-government group on Wednesday announced the formation of a unique and permanent resource center on presidential transitions. The announcement comes as a surfeit of well-financed candidates creates more than the usual uncertainty about eventual nominees. The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service,...

EPA Accused of Inaction as Michigan Water Crisis Loomed

January 19, 2016 As the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., continues unfolding, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of failing to take action early enough. The absence of controls against corrosion after Flint in 2014 switched water sources from the Detroit system to the Flint River was known to federal...

Secure Agency Facilities Depend on GSA Talking with Protective Service

January 19, 2016 Because hardware and software systems have become more integrated, the agencies charged with protecting federal buildings need to better communicate their roles and responsibilities, the Government Accountability Office found. Since 2006, the General Services Administration has had a memorandum of understanding with the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Protective Service outlining...

EPA Accused of Inaction as Michigan Water Crisis Loomed

January 19, 2016 As the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., continues unfolding, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of failing to take action early enough. The absence of controls against corrosion after Flint in 2014 switched water sources from the Detroit system to the Flint River was known to federal...

Budget Deficit Set to Rise Again, CBO Says

January 19, 2016 The federal budget deficit—currently at $439 billion—is likely to rise in 2016 for the first time since 2009, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Tuesday. In a preview of a longer budgetary outlook set for release Jan. 25, CBO estimated the 2016 deficit would increase to $544 billion, presaging...

House Chairmen Clash with HHS over Obamacare Funding Documents

January 15, 2016 In the latest dust-up over funding the Affordable Care Act, two key House committee chairmen have written to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell demanding more documents relating to the department’s funding of a component program in a way the lawmakers believe Congress did not authorize. Reps. Kevin...