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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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Pentagon Shows Bumpy Progress Toward Curbing Improper Payments

May 11, 2018 As the agency with the largest budget, the Defense Department continues to make shaky progress in the governmentwide push to reduce improper payments, the Pentagon’s inspector general reported on Friday. The watchdog’s required annual review of fiscal 2017 estimates of significant improper payments showed that the department had complied with...

State Department Cuts Cleaning Crew Contract, 17 Workers Laid Off

May 10, 2018 On Friday, May 1, the day before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was sworn in, the State Department’s procurement office imposed a 30 percent cost reduction on an office cleaning contractor. The result: R&R Building Services laid off 17 workers, some of whom have been cleaning diplomats’ workspaces for two...

Consumer Bureau Downplays Mulvaney’s Reorganization of Student Loan Division

May 10, 2018 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is minimizing the significance of acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s just-announced move to consolidate the bureau’s office focused on student loan issues within its larger consumer education division. As reported on Wednesday by The New York Times, a Mulvaney email to staff is part of a...

CDC Director Reveals His Salary After Taking a Pay Cut: $209,700

May 9, 2018 Two weeks after questions were raised about his high salary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield has released his exact annual salary he agreed to after taking a pay cut to avoid being a distraction: his new pay rate is $209,700. “Dr. Redfield is being paid...

Special Counsel Backs Navy Whistleblower's Claims of Sloppy Inventory Oversight

May 8, 2018 A Navy Department analyst newly installed as head of supplies at the Naval Sea Logistics Center at Port Hueneme, Calif., was right to blow the whistle and reveal an estimated $32 million in poorly tracked equipment inventory, according to the Office of Special Counsel. In a May 7 letter to...

White House to Send Hill $15 Billion in Proposed Rescissions

May 7, 2018 Claiming “generally no programmatic effect,” the White House on Monday night unveiled the long-expected package of proposed rescissions of “unobligated balances” in agency program accounts, surprising critics by limiting it to $15 billion and steering clear of funds in the delicate bipartisan omnibus spending bill enacted in March. Hardest hit...

Transportation Department Defends Secretary on Ethics Accusation

May 7, 2018 The Transportation Department is defending Secretary Elaine Chao from suggestions that she may have used her office to aid her extended family’s shipping business. As reported over the weekend by Politico, Chao—a Chinese-American whose Taiwanese father is CEO of a New York City-based shipping company focused on Asia—has been appearing...

State Department Clashed With USAID Over Redesign

May 7, 2018 While the Trump administration continues to delay the promised release of last year’s agency-submitted reorganization plans, the inspector general for the U.S. Agency for International Development has offered a detailed portrait of how the “redesign” process unfolded at both USAID and the State Department. USAID and State staffers clashed over...

Twenty-Seven Standout Agency Employees Named as SAMMIES Finalists

May 6, 2018 Federal employees who tracked terrorists, thwarted gangs, distributed emergency famine relief and digitized tools for veterans to collect benefits made the cut of 27 finalists for the annual SAMMIE Awards, the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service announced on Sunday night. Grouped in areas ranging from national security to management to...

Judge Sends GSA FOIA Staff Back to Work on Trump Hotel Docs

May 4, 2018 In the latest zig-zag in the legal battle over President Trump’s profiting from his lease of his Washington luxury hotel, a federal district judge on Thursday faulted the General Services Administration for inadequately responding to a Freedom of Information Act request. Judge Beryl Howell, chief of the U.S. District Court...