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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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Stop-Work Orders Beginning to Go Out to Contractors

January 2, 2019 The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 22 put out a message to staff saying it had sufficient funding to stay open during the partial government shutdown until the close of business, Jan. 2. But on Dec. 31—with the prospects of a deal between the White House and Congress remaining weak—a...

TSA Whistleblower Disclosures Prompt Two Aviation Security Probes

January 2, 2019 The Homeland Security Department late last month was ordered to reexamine precautions against the risk of attacks on airplanes using deadly chemicals and other threats, acting at the behest of the agency in charge of protecting whistleblowers governmentwide. The Office of Special Counsel, in a vindication for longtime Transportation Security...

Investigators Probe Allegations of Cronyism, Mismanagement at Government Publishing Office

December 31, 2018 If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Tapella, the former public printer whom President Trump last June nominated to return to the helm of the Government Publishing Office, would preside over an agency that is currently subject to probes of multiple allegations of mismanagement and corruption. Documents obtained by Government Executive...

Whistleblower Attorneys Demand Discipline for Departing Housing Agency Chief

December 26, 2018 Top officials at the Federal Housing Finance Agency are being pressured to decide soon whether to impose discipline on Director Mel Watt, who is set to retire on Jan. 6 with full benefits, in response to investigator findings that he sexually harassed a female employee who complained of unequal pay....

Agriculture Secretary Narrows Sites for Office Moves that Democrats Oppose

December 26, 2018 Proceeding apace with his controversial plan to move two research offices out of Washington, D.C., Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Dec. 21 announced the criteria that will be used to narrow the 136 bids from state, local, academic and industry stakeholders to host the offices. He seeks to move most...

Park Service GS-14 Sues Interior Department for Gender Bias Against Females

December 21, 2018 A high-ranking chief ranger with 14-years at the National Park Service filed suit on Friday claiming discrimination against her because she is female after she was passed over for a promotion. Michelle Schonzeit, a GS-14 level employee who is chief ranger at the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historical Park...

VA Leadership Turnover Hindered Campaign to Curb Veterans Suicides

December 19, 2018 Frequent changes at the top echelons of the Veterans Affairs Department contributed to a decline in outreach to veterans at risk of suicide, the Government Accountability Office reported. Citing both “leadership turnover and reorganization,” auditors of the crisis hotline for veterans run by the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Mental...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Restores Agency’s Name

December 19, 2018 During her first week on the job, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger on Dec. 17 reversed a decision by her White House mentor and cancelled the work underway to change the seven-year-old agency’s name to the statutorily correct Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. “I care much more about...

Agriculture Readies Second Round of Tariff-Related Farm Aid

December 18, 2018 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday won mostly plaudits from farm groups with his announcement of a “second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.” Coming just as the 2019 farm bill has cleared Congress...

State Department Under Pompeo Still Coping with Vacancies

December 17, 2018 President Trump surprised many with his Dec. 7 nomination of State Department spokeswoman and Fox News alumnae Heather Nauert to be his United Nations ambassador. Most observers agree there will be spirited debate over her qualifications for a job once held by Henry Cabot Lodge, Adlai Stevenson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan...