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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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Meet the Government Chemist Who Spent 36 Months on Paid Leave Before He Was Fired

June 27, 2018 Precisely three years after he was escorted from his office by security, Daniel Horowitz learned on June 22 that his financially steady administrative leave had come to an end. The managing director who worked at the small, independent Chemical Safety Board since 2000 was paid his full GS-15 salary of...

Immigration Judge Could Face Discipline for Hatch Act Violation

June 27, 2018 Justice Department immigration Judge Carmene “Zsa Zsa” DePaolo violated the Hatch Act in March 2016 when she spoke favorably of Democratic candidates during an official hearing, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by the Office of Special Counsel. In a filing with the Merit Systems Protection Board, the special counsel...

Watchdog Finds Flaws in Certification Process for Women-Owned Small Businesses

June 26, 2018 The Small Business Administration must improve its execution of the law requiring it to steer certain types of contracts to women-owned small businesses, the agency’s watchdog found. A review of a major portion of sole-source federal contracts in 2016 and early 2017 awarded to self-certified women-owned companies showed that 50...

Streamlined Grant Reporting May Be Coming Soon

June 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Applicants for thousands of separately designed grant offerings from hundreds of federal agencies may be encouraged that a simpler world is drawing near. The movement for standardizing data across programs, says a survey of 30 grants management leaders in government and industry, “is on the cusp of a major transformation”...

How Salmon and Pizza Figure Into White House’s Government Reorganization Plan

June 25, 2018 White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney last week pressed Cabinet members on the need to reorganize federal agencies and then mocked the “byzantine nature of the way that we regulate in this country.” His down-home examples about safe processing of pizza and roast-beef sandwiches suggest that there is low-hanging fruit—or...

Congress Sends Trump Bill to Widen Whistleblower Access to Courts

June 25, 2018 Agency whistleblowers who previously had to file cases only in the Washington, D.C.-based appeals court will now have access to courts in their own region, based on a bill that cleared the House on Friday and is headed to President Trump’s desk. The All Circuit Review Act (H.R. 2229), pursued...

Streamlined Grant Reporting May Be Coming Soon

June 25, 2018 Applicants for thousands of separately designed grant offerings from hundreds of federal agencies may be encouraged that a simpler world is drawing near. The movement for standardizing data across programs, says a survey of 30 grants management leaders in government and industry, “is on the cusp of a major transformation”...

A Gray Day Outside OPM: Employees React to Agency's Diminished Role Under Reorganization Plan

June 22, 2018 Employees at the Office of Personnel Management appeared glum on this rainy, gray Friday, the day after the Trump administration unveiled a wide-reaching reorganization plan that would slice OPM into pieces. In lunch hour on-the-street interviews with Government Executive, the few who agreed to speak said many employees were worried...

Army Corps of Engineers May Lose Its Domestic Missions

June 22, 2018 The Trump administration on Thursday released a blueprint for a massive overhaul of the federal bureaucracy, one that if implemented would touch virtually every agency and the way all Americans receive government services. The proposal would strip the Army Corps of Engineers of its domestic missions of maintaining navigation infrastructure...

EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Numbers Are Dropping Under Pruitt

June 22, 2018 At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency has tripled the number of bodyguards for the administrator, the agency’s cases brought against polluters is in “free fall,” according to a study released on Thursday by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The number of staff devoted to such...