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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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EPA Turns Over Pruitt Travel Records Showing Higher Expenses Than Initially Disclosed

March 21, 2018 The bipartisan effort by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to examine travel costs at the Environmental Protection Agency bore fruit on Tuesday as the agency turned over a new batch of records relating to controversial travel by Administrator Scott Pruitt. Committee staffers told Government Executive they are still...

House Democrat Says Trump Is Planning a 'Coup' at Broadcasting Board

March 21, 2018 Speculation from early in the Trump administration that the new president would seek to put his own imprint on the government’s international broadcasting may be borne out. On Tuesday, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to the Broadcasting Board of Governors warning that...

Relaunch of President’s Management Agenda Touts 'Getting 'er Done'

March 20, 2018 As promised in President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request, administration officials on Tuesday rolled out what they called a “relaunch” of the president’s management agenda, focusing on “execution” of government modernization ideas they acknowledged will sound familiar. “We know that the public is frustrated with government’s perceived inability to deliver...

Agriculture Clamps Down On Telework, Stirring Union Resistance

March 19, 2018 Nearly eight years after President Obama signed the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, several agencies under the Trump administration are cutting back on telecommuting, creating uncertainty for employees and adding to traffic congestion in Washington. At least two employee unions are crying foul, and employee surveys show the change is not...

Denying FBI’s McCabe His Pension Would Be Unusual, Attorneys Say

March 19, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Friday night announcement that he was firing 22-year FBI veteran Andrew McCabe may be plowing new ground in federal employment law, attorneys told Government Executive. McCabe, the controversial former acting FBI director who put in his retirement papers in January after meeting with Director Christopher Wray...

Justice IG Tells FBI to Improve Training in Handling of Whistleblowers

March 15, 2018 The FBI, which has been rocked by firings and charges of partisanship, on Thursday drew fire from the Justice Department’s watchdog for inadequate training of supervisors in the handling of whistleblowers. In a “procedural reform recommendation,” the inspector general, after a recent investigation that backed a claim of reprisal against...

GOP Lawmakers Fault Agencies for Issuing Too Much Guidance

March 14, 2018 House Republicans on Wednesday continued their effort to curb what they see as regulatory overreach, targeting the informal and non-binding “guidance” documents agencies publish to explain complex rules. The hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also highlighted Government Accountability Office findings that many agencies are derelict in...

Tillerson’s Reorganization Plan for State Department Now in Limbo

March 13, 2018 The Trump tweet heard round the world announcing the firing of the secretary of State vindicated reports leaked to the press last fall saying Rex Tillerson’s days were numbered. It also likely postponed further progress on his much-discussed but controversial plan to reorganize the State Department in ways that many...

Acting Inspectors General Can Get More Done Than You Might Think

March 12, 2018 Vacancies atop inspector general offices may not impede the watchdogs’ functions as much as previously thought, according to the Government Accountability Office. A new survey and results of interviews released on Friday posed the question of whether leadership by an acting IG negatively affected planning, work productivity, interaction with agency...

Intel Community Whistleblower Ombudsman Formally Fired

March 12, 2018 Longtime national security whistleblower specialist Dan Meyer finally got the word last week that he was officially out as intelligence community whistleblower ombudsman in the inspector general’s office. The long-threatened decision not to extend his probationary period was first put forward by acting intelligence community IG Wayne Stone, but was...