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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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A Delay in the Confirmation of Trump’s CIA Watchdog Nominee is Looking More Likely

November 13, 2017 The acting CIA inspector general President Trump has nominated for the permanent job raised some eyebrows at last month’s confirmation hearing when he suggested he was unfamiliar with three unresolved whistleblower reprisal complaints involving him or his office. Two of the former CIA IG employees involved in the complaints against...

State Department Confirms It Is Offering Buyouts to Entice 641 Employees to Leave

November 13, 2017 Citing a need to “reduce unnecessary supervisory levels and organizational layering,” the State Department on Monday confirmed an earlier news report that it is offering staff voluntary buyouts and early retirement incentives. About 641 employee departures above the normal attrition rate in 2018 will be required under Secretary of State...

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

November 13, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department’s $700 billion budget dwarfs that of other federal agencies. Nonetheless, it hasn’t managed to find sufficient resources to accurately report how it spends all its funds. The department falls well short of requirements under the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act to show where its money goes....

Public Service Reformers to Unions: Get On Board

November 12, 2017 Government employee unions do plenty of good for their members, but too often they act as impediments to creating an effective 21st century civil service. So said an array of good-government activists who gathered for a symposium Thursday to celebrate the 90th birthday of longtime government reformer and former Federal...

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

November 10, 2017 The Defense Department’s $700 billion budget dwarfs that of other federal agencies. Nonetheless, it hasn’t managed to find sufficient resources to accurately report how it spends all its funds. The department falls well short of requirements under the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act to show where its money goes....

Public Service Reformers to Unions: Get On Board

November 10, 2017 Government employee unions do plenty of good for their members, but too often they act as impediments to creating an effective 21st century civil service. So said an array of good-government activists who gathered for a symposium Thursday to celebrate the 90th birthday of longtime government reformer and former Federal...

Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

November 9, 2017 Buried in the $700 billion fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization bill that House-Senate conferees unveiled on Wednesday is a compromise on disputed language aimed at reducing the number of time-consuming contractor bid protests. Contractors, contracting officers and staff of the Government Accountability Office—which adjudicates the protests filed by companies that...

Foreign Service Is Being Depleted at a 'Dizzying Speed,' Union Says

November 8, 2017 The habitually cautious American Foreign Service Association is becoming more aggressive in protesting the departures and budget cuts unfolding at the State Department. In a just-released preview of a letter planned for the December issue of the Foreign Service Journal, AFSA president Barbara Stephenson wrote of a “new urgency,” saying...

Intelligence Community's LGBT Program Wins Award

November 8, 2017 The 17 agencies in the Intelligence Community, workplaces in which gay and lesbian employees in decades past would have been prosecuted or ostracized, were honored for organizing the “best employee workgroup” last month at a corporate-sponsored workplace rights summit. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday announced...

EPA Overspent on Subsidized, Often Empty Employee Parking Spaces

November 8, 2017 The agency with a huge stake in efforts to reduce pollution generated by automobiles has subsidized too many employee parking spaces, many off which went unused, a watchdog found. The Environmental Protection Agency, at the 24-hour garage at its Washington headquarters and its Atlanta regional office, paid more than $840,000...