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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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NTEU Troops Blitz Congress Seeking 3.8 Percent Pay Raise, End to Sequestration

February 3, 2015 Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has a voting record that scores 100 percent approval from the National Treasury Employees Union. So it was no surprise that she brought hundreds of members to their feet when she told NTEU’s legislative conference on Tuesday that “I stand with you.” Taking aim at the...

Obama's Budget Offers 'Smart' Spending Cuts to Pay for Management Initiatives, End to Sequestration

February 2, 2015 President Obama’s $4 trillion fiscal 2016 budget would rely on new revenues and “smart spending cuts” to continue the administration’s investments in its second-term management agenda and to help pay for an end to sequestration and a $38 billion boost in defense spending, while lowering the deficit. Newly released budget...

Obama Revives Agency Consolidation Proposal

February 2, 2015 Advance summaries of President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget say the $4 trillion plan will include proposals to “consolidate and reorganize government agencies to make them leaner and more efficient,” according to a Monday White House fact sheet. That could mean a resurrection of a plan Obama offered in January 2012...

Obama's Budget Would Cut Just 3,500 Pentagon Civilian Jobs

February 1, 2015 President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget to be released Monday is expected to propose $35 billion more in defense funding than the current spending caps would allow, as well as a reduction of 3,500 civilian positions, according to a think tank analyst and news reports. The expected $534 billion Pentagon top...

Obama Budget Would Cut 3,500 Pentagon Civilian Jobs

January 30, 2015 President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget to be released Monday is expected to propose $35 billion more in defense funding than the current spending caps would allow, as well as a reduction of 3,500 civilian positions, according to a think tank analyst and news reports. The expected $534 billion Pentagon top...

New Leader of Federal IGs Stresses Value of Independence

January 30, 2015 Freshly installed as chairman of the inspectors general council, Michael Horowitz confirmed quickly what his peers value most: their independence. The 72 members of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency share a desire to avoid being doormats for their agency chiefs, but they also think independently...

HHS Finds Taxpayers Some Help Navigating Obamacare Requirements

January 29, 2015 The annual headaches of filing a tax return this year will be compounded by the first round of reporting basic income and insurance information under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that her department has enlisted an array of nonprofits...

Senators: Feds ‘Feel No Sense of Urgency’ About Granting Permits for Job-Creating Projects

January 29, 2015 Two senators joined with construction and manufacturing industry leaders on Wednesday to introduce a bipartisan bill to streamline the cumbersome federal permitting process, taking a jab at agency officials who “neglect” long-pending projects and “feel no sense of urgency.” The Federal Permitting Improvement Act “is modeled on the commonsense, bipartisan...

Consumer Agency and Financial Industry Offer Rare Display of Teamwork

January 28, 2015 In a sign of rare harmony between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the finance industry, the agency on Wednesday joined with private sector executives to announce an initiative to spread the benefits of financial education to schoolchildren and workers. Following a roundtable discussion, the agency’s Office of Financial Education...

New Plain Language Champs: Social Security, Homeland Security and SEC

January 27, 2015 Federal wordsmiths are demonstrating progress in their venerable bid to embrace plain English over bureaucratese, according to the Center for Plain Language 2014 report card released on Tuesday. In the third ratings since enactment of the 2010 Plain Language Act, 16 out of 22 departments improved over last year’s grades,...

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