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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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Watchdog Details Shutdown’s Damage to IRS Work During Tax Season

April 5, 2019 An inspector general’s routine update on how the Internal Revenue Service is faring during tax filing season provides grim numbers on the waste and delayed service to taxpayers inflicted by this winter’s 35-day partial government shutdown. Examples from a Thursday report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration show...

Trump to Nominate U.S. Treasurer to Run Small Business Administration

April 5, 2019 A tweet from President Trump Thursday night announced his intention to nominate Jovita Carranza, currently the Treasurer of the United States, to heat the Small Business Administration. “I am pleased to announce that Jovita Carranza will be nominated as the new @SBAgov Administrator,” Trump wrote. “She will be replacing Linda...

Staffing Shortages Impede State Department Monitoring of War-Zone Contracts

April 5, 2019 The hiring freeze imposed on the State Department early in the Trump administration is partly to blame for lax monitoring of contractor expenses by four bureaus operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, a watchdog found. Staffing shortages “hampered their efforts to thoroughly review invoices,” the department’s inspector general wrote in an...

FBI Director Touts Record Job Applications Despite Bashing of Bureau

April 4, 2019 Given all the rhetorical attacks on the FBI over the past two years, it came as no surprise that Director Christopher Wray was asked by lawmakers to comment on employee morale. At a Thursday House Appropriations Committee hearing on the bureau’s fiscal 2020 budget request, Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., pointed...

Staffing Shortages Impede State Department Monitoring of War-Zone Contracts

April 4, 2019 The hiring freeze imposed on the State Department early in the Trump administration is partly to blame for lax monitoring of contractor expenses by four bureaus operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, a watchdog found. Staffing shortages “hampered their efforts to thoroughly review invoices,” the department’s inspector general wrote in an...

House Democrats Attack Interior’s 'Ill-Advised' Reorg Plan

April 3, 2019 The Trump administration’s plan to spend $25.3 million to reorganize the Interior Department came under fire at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as a Democratic chairwoman blasted it as “ill-advised” and said the department’s justification was too vague. The plan was introduced under now-departed Secretary Ryan Zinke to...

EPA Chief Admits That Brain Drain Puts Agency at 'Critical Juncture'

April 2, 2019 President Trump’s proposal for a 31 percent cut in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget is justified as part of a “bold agenda” that combines public health with economic growth, EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler told House appropriators on Tuesday. But when grilled on the agency’s failure to fill vacancies left by...

Census Officials Say They’re Ready, With or Without Citizenship Question

April 2, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Regardless of whether the Supreme Court this spring allows the Trump administration to add its controversial citizenship question, planners of the 2020 decennial count expect to keep to their schedule, Census Bureau officials said on Monday. “July 1 is the printing date, and the court is aware of our need...

Census Officials Say They’re Ready, With or Without Citizenship Question

April 1, 2019 Regardless of whether the Supreme Court this spring allows the Trump administration to add its controversial citizenship question, planners of the 2020 decennial count expect to keep to their schedule, Census Bureau officials said on Monday. “July 1 is the printing date, and the court is aware of our need...

Census Officials Say They’re Ready, With or Without Citizenship Question

April 1, 2019 Regardless of whether the Supreme Court this spring allows the Trump administration to add its controversial citizenship question, planners of the 2020 decennial count expect to keep to their schedule, Census Bureau officials said on Monday. “July 1 is the printing date, and the court is aware of our need...