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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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Feds Dig Out From 35 Days’ Worth of Piled-Up Work

January 28, 2019 Unanswered emails, outdated websites and un-processed grant correspondence greeted hundreds of thousands of federal employees on Monday morning as they returned from the 35-day partial government shutdown. In Government Executive interviews, employees seemed fully aware that the lost productivity—to say nothing of their own financial hardships—will affect work lives far...

Shutdown Didn’t Stop Regulatory Chief From Moving Ahead on Rollback of Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

January 25, 2019 With much of the regulatory process crimped by the partial government shutdown, labor and consumer groups are crying foul on the Friday release of a controversial final rule on workplace injury reporting by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The rule is characterized by OSHA as designed to...

White House Wants to Reduce the Shutdown Pain for Contractors

January 24, 2019 During this week’s continuing shutdown drama, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has reportedly instructed agencies to identify the hardest hit programs, presumably to add to the growing lists of tasks the Trump administration believes it can legally perform to mitigate the pain. One move in the works...

Small Businesses Join Ranks of Contractors Miffed by Shutdown

January 23, 2019 Small-business contractors—those with ongoing commitments to supply agencies with everything from toolboxes to emergency meals to construction materials—are facing their own frustrations over the partial government shutdown. Some are among the employers least able to cope. Websites of the agencies they typically deal with (the Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health...

Small Businesses Join Ranks of Contractors Miffed by Shutdown

January 23, 2019 Small-business contractors—those with ongoing commitments to supply agencies with everything from toolboxes to emergency meals to construction materials—are facing their own frustrations over the partial government shutdown. Some are among the employers least able to cope. Websites of the agencies they typically deal with (the Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health...

With New Powers, House Oversight Chair Bolsters Subpoena Authority

January 23, 2019 In a move that could bring more agency employees under the spotlight on Capitol Hill, Democrats now leading the House Oversight and Reform Committee have restored old rules on subpoena power to allow interviews by congressional staff whether or not a lawmaker is present. Confirming a Tuesday news report, a...

FBI Agents Detail Shutdown's Toll

January 22, 2019 Thomas O’Connor, the FBI special agent who is volunteer president of the FBI Agents Association, said on Tuesday that it’s not normal for him to be sitting in front of news cameras. But nor is it “normal” for chunks of the government to be shut down so that the group’s...

Trump’s New Science Adviser Arrived Just in Time for a Shutdown

January 22, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kelvin Droegemeier, the Oklahoma meteorologist whom President Trump picked as White House science adviser, won last-minute Senate confirmation on Jan. 2, the final day of the 115th Congress. Just in time to begin work in the midst of a partial government shutdown. The appropriations lapse has not only idled or...

USDA Continues Controversial Call-Backs of Furloughed Employees

January 22, 2019 Continuing the Trump administration’s disputed approach of calling back furloughed employees before the partial government shutdown has ended, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced he is “reopening” the scattered offices of the Farm Service Agency. Since Jan. 17, specified offices of that Agriculture Department sub-agency have been providing “limited...

FBI Field Offices Collect Food Donations for Unpaid Employees

January 22, 2019 Thomas O’Connor, the FBI special agent who is volunteer president of the FBI Agents Association, said on Tuesday that it’s not normal for him to be sitting in front of news cameras. But nor is it “normal” for chunks of the government to be shut down so that the group’s...