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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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Employees Exiting Closing Agencies Say Shutdown Procedures Are Quick

January 22, 2018 Federal employees at five agencies, some cheerful, others gruff, told a Government Executive reporter on Monday morning that procedures for an “orderly” and “safe” shutdown are accomplished in surprisingly little time. “I signed the furlough papers and was instructed not do to any work until further notice,” said an Interior...

Trump Team Enters New, Risky Territory on Shutdown Budgeting

January 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Friday deployed some fiscal terms of art when he said the Obama administration had “weaponized” the 2013 government shutdown by allegedly failing to take advantage of agency flexibilities to lessen the negative impact. Agencies under the Trump administration will use “carry-forward funding” and...

Trump Team Enters New, Risky Territory on Shutdown Budgeting

January 20, 2018 White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Friday deployed some fiscal terms of art when he said the Obama administration had “weaponized” the 2013 government shutdown by allegedly failing to take advantage of agency flexibilities to lessen the negative impact. Agencies under the Trump administration will use “carry-forward funding” and...

Here's What Feds Can Expect If the Government Shuts Down Saturday

January 19, 2018 If Congress and the White House fail to reach a budget deal Friday night, the resulting government shutdown would be the third in the past three decades to occur on a weekend. While the 2013 shutdown began on a Tuesday, the second part of the December 1995 shutdown began on...

Acting Consumer Bureau Chief Opts Not to Refill Funding Reserve This Quarter

January 19, 2018 The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday made an unusual request of the controversial bureau’s funding source: he asked the Federal Reserve for zero dollars for the next quarterly installment in the bureau’s reserve fund. “This letter is to inform you that for the second quarter...

New, Temporary Federal Agency Will Push for National Service

January 18, 2018 With Congress and the White House mired in a stalemate over a possible government shutdown, the newest, if temporary, federal agency launched on Thursday—the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. In speeches and a panel discussion in the Hall of the States in Washington, more than 100 volunteerism...

Intelligence Community Contractors Gain Whistleblower Protections

January 18, 2018 The Senate’s approval on Thursday of a controversial six-year reauthorization of the National Security Agency’s surveillance authority means that contractors in the intelligence community will regain protections that encourage responsible whistleblowing. The bill, which cleared the House last week and passed the Senate 65-34, renews procedures in place years ago...

Embattled Intelligence Whistleblower Ombudsman Defends Himself

January 18, 2018 Months after he was abruptly escorted from his office and placed on leave pending a disciplinary review, intelligence community whistleblower ombudsman Dan Meyer is speaking out. In a statement released to Government Executive on Tuesday, Meyer rebutted in general terms the still-confidential accusations of issues related to workplace conduct and...

TSA Officials Faulted for Favoritism in Handling of Sexual Harassment Case

January 17, 2018 Three top officials at the Transportation Security Administration came in for criticism by an inspector general for sidestepping the normal investigative process to save the job of an underling accused of sexual misconduct. The newly released redacted report dated Jan. 8 from acting Homeland Security watchdog John Kelly gives lawmakers...

Embattled Intelligence Whistleblower Ombudsman Defends Himself

January 17, 2018 Months after he was abruptly escorted from his office and placed on leave pending a disciplinary review, intelligence community whistleblower ombudsman Dan Meyer is speaking out. In a statement released to Government Executive on Tuesday, Meyer rebutted in general terms the still-confidential accusations of issues related to workplace conduct and...