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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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GOP Lawmakers Seek Details on IRS 'Team' Whose Existence May Be Semantic

June 8, 2015 Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee seized on recently compelled testimony from an Internal Revenue Service documents officer to demand details on a “special project team” the tax agency set up to respond to document demands of six active investigations into its alleged political targeting. In a...

Weather Service Paid Retired Exec Half a Million to Consult

June 8, 2015 In a maneuver some would call “writing your own ticket,” a top National Weather Service executive announced his retirement and then set himself up to perform the same work as a consultant, raising his pay by $43,000, according to the Commerce Department inspector general. Before his contract was terminated in...

OSHA Releases Guidance for Handling Transgender Restroom Use

June 5, 2015 Noting that some 700,000 adult Americans now self-identify as transgender, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday released a Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers for the private sector. "The core principle is that all employees, including transgender employees, should have access to restrooms that correspond to their...

Massive Data Breach Puts a Spotlight on Shared IT Services

June 5, 2015 When the Homeland Security Department released a statement on Thursday explaining the data breach affecting 4 million federal employee records at the Office of Personnel Management, it alluded on background to the role of an Interior Department data center, “which is a shared service center and a means for federal...

Federal Contract Spending Fell 3.1 Percent in 2014, Study Finds

June 5, 2015 Despite an overall hike in government spending in 2014, federal contract spending last year fell by $14.5 billion or 3.1 percent, according to the latest annual federal industry leaders study from Bloomberg Government, released on Friday. But the good news for industry is that last year “may have represented the...

Director of Pentagon's Far-Flung School System Counts His Blessings

June 4, 2015 The website of the Pentagon’s school system displays a world map with pins indicating “the director’s travels.” Posted alongside is a repeating pattern of photos with headlines reading “DoDEA Director Visits Fort Stewart, Ga.,” and “DoDEA Director Visits Europe Schools.” Thomas Brady, a veteran public school leader now in his...

Embattled Commerce Inspector General Abruptly Retires

June 4, 2015 Todd Zinser, the controversial inspector general at the Commerce Department who made headlines after uncovering telecommuting abuses at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, retired suddenly on Wednesday, his staff said. “After more than 31 years of public service, Inspector General Todd J. Zinser announced his retirement yesterday stating his...

What the White House Hates About the Senate Defense Policy Bill

June 3, 2015 In a Tuesday statement threatening a veto of the Senate Defense authorization bill, the White House objected chiefly to off-budget war funding and the continuing of sequestration. But it also took aim at lawmakers’ plans to empower the military service chiefs in weapons acquisition and at smaller provisions affecting the...

Senators to Obama: Fill the Inspector General Vacancies

June 3, 2015 Nearly every recent scandal and lapse involving inspectors general was mentioned at a Wednesday Senate panel hearing as senators from both parties teamed with transparency advocates to push the White House to accelerate nominations to empty watchdog slots. The White House, however, sent no one to punch back, despite efforts...

White House Objects to Defense Bill Contracting Provision Empowering Service Chiefs

June 3, 2015 In a Tuesday statement threatening a veto of the Senate Defense authorization bill, the White House objected chiefly to off-budget war funding and the continuing of sequestration. But it also took aim at lawmakers’ plans to empower the military service chiefs in weapons acquisition and at smaller provisions affecting the...