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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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State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay

January 17, 2019 In an unusual step during an unusual government shutdown, the State Department on Thursday notified thousands of furloughed employees that it had freed up some existing funds so that the idled staff must report back, in most cases, on Jan. 22. In another unusual twist, the staff will be paid...

Watchdog: GSA Ignored Ethics Advice on Constitutionality of Trump Hotel Lease

January 16, 2019 Eighteen months after announcing its probe of agency handling of President Trump’s controversial lease of a downtown federal building for his Washington luxury hotel, the inspector general of the General Services Administration on Wednesday released a tough critique of the process used to approve the unprecedented business arrangement. The IG’s...

Federal Service Contractors Blitz Capitol Hill to Protest Shutdown

January 16, 2019 “You went to the right place,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., told about two dozen out-of-work agency support services contractors on Wednesday just hours after they lined up at the doorway of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. Clutching stacks of unpaid household bills, the locked-out employees organized by the...

Pentagon Could Claim Authority to Build Trump's Border Wall, CRS Says

January 15, 2019 If President Trump were to follow through on his threat to declare a national emergency so he could build a wall along the Southern border, the Defense Department might play a pivotal role in determining its own authority to perform “military construction.” That’s according to a Jan. 10 “sidebar” memo...

OMB's Shutdown Improvising Draws Fire from Budget and Legal Experts

January 15, 2019 President Trump’s temporary budget director, acting in the unprecedented role of piloting the government during a partial but now record-breaking shutdown, has directed federal agencies to take several actions to ease the pain of closures on citizenry. Russell Vought last week prompted both the Internal Revenue Service and the Agriculture...

Payroll Glitch Gives Employees at One Non-Funded Agency Paychecks During the Shutdown

January 11, 2019 Confusion over employee status during the partial government shutdown caused the Interior Department’s Business Center to wrongly send normal paycheck deposits to the bank accounts of some 30 staffers at the Chemical Safety Board, Government Executive has learned. On Friday, an email to the small investigative agency’s full staff from...

Senator Challenges Park Service Deal to Keep Tower Open in Trump Hotel

January 11, 2019 A key Senate Democrat on Thursday asked the acting Interior secretary to rethink the current arrangement that allows the National Park Service during the partial government shutdown to continue public tours of Washington’s Old Post Office clock tower located inside the Trump International Hotel. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the newly...

With 5,000 Furloughed, FBI Agents Group Petitions for Resumed Funding

January 10, 2019 Stressing that special agents risk their security clearances if they incur much personal debt, leaders of the 14,450-member FBI Agents Association on Thursday sent a petition asking Congress and the White House to immediately resume funding for the partially idled Justice Department, the bureau’s parent agency. “On Friday, Jan. 11,...

GPO Redirects Census Printing Contract Following Legal Challenge

January 9, 2019 The Government Publishing Office, rebounding from an unsuccessful contracting deal terminated last July, has awarded a $114.5 million Census printing job to Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. The contract to print questionnaires, letters, inserts, postcards and envelopes that will go out to prospective respondents to the 2020 Census is...

Furious Democrats Blast Shutdown as ‘Stupid’ and ‘Madness’

January 9, 2019 Hours before President Trump met with Republican Senators for lunch on Wednesday to shore up support for a southern border wall, House Democrats from the Washington region joined federal union leaders in a taunting press conference decrying the government shutdown. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called the current partial...