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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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Lois Lerner and Other IRS Employees Will Not Be Prosecuted

October 23, 2015 This story has been updated. After more than two years, millions of transferred documents, and dozens of hearings and depositions, employees of the Internal Revenue Service who feared prosecution from the tax-exempt organizations targeting controversy are now legally off the hook. The Justice Department on Friday, in letters to the...

Chemical Safety Board Urged to Improve Morale

October 23, 2015 The Chemical Safety Board, with a new chairman and four of its five-member complement in place, should focus on improving employee morale, a watchdog recommended on Thursday. Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General Arthur Elkin in a report harkened back to lawmakers’ descriptions of CSB’s “toxic work environment,” retaliation against whistleblowers...

Senators Press White House to Clamp Down on 'Bridge Contracts'

October 23, 2015 Two Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wrote to the White House procurement policy chief seeking clarity on Obama administration plans to strengthen oversight of so-called “bridge contracts’’—temporary extensions to sole-source contractors that auditors warn may stifle competition. Ranking member Tom Carper, D-Del., and Sen. Claire...

DEA Paid Bonuses to Employees With Records of Sexual Harassment, Other Misconduct

October 22, 2015 Eight Drug Enforcement Administration employees with records of sexual harassment or other misconduct were given bonus awards contrary to agency policy, a watchdog found. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a report released Thursday said a review of 20 awards primarily from $1,000 to $5,000 spread among 14 DEA...

OMB Rolls Out Plan for Governance Body to Boost Shared Services

October 22, 2015 The Obama administration’s management agenda entered a new phase on Thursday when a key White House official unveiled plans to create a central governance board to steer agencies toward a greater use of shared services. David Mader, the acting deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget,...

Senator Wants More Details on 88 Feds Paid to Sit Home for More Than a Year

October 21, 2015 At a time when the Obama administration is seeking a governmentwide reduction in employees placed on paid leave during investigations, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is singling out the Homeland Security Department for insufficient effort. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson...

Government Publishing Office Defends Its Role in Making Secure Identity Cards

October 21, 2015 The Government Publishing Office’s eight years of experience in producing modern identification documents for agencies—from e-passports to Trusted Traveler border entry cards—generated sparks on Wednesday from lawmakers and private firms crying unfair competition. “As government records move from print to digital, GPO finds itself in a challenge to remain relevant...

New Benghazi Emails? Depends on What the Meaning of ‘New’ Is

October 20, 2015 To start the week that will bring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a high-profile hearing Thursday at the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., appeared on “Face the Nation” and spoke of new emails he’d extracted that were sent in 2011-2012 by the late Ambassador...

OPM Asked to End Forced Leave for Chemical Safety Board Officials

October 20, 2015 A private employee rights counsel on Tuesday asked the Office of Personnel Management to intervene and end the four-month-old administrative leave of the managing director of the Chemical Safety Board, calling his twice-extended leave “an abuse of the civil service merit system.” Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit Public...

Making DATA Act Real Means Working Nights and Weekends

October 20, 2015 Small Business Administration staff are working overtime to keep up progress on a pilot project to standardize spending data as required by the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. “In addition to everything we do, along with a new executive order or guidance from the Office of Management and Budget,...

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