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Charles S. Clark

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Charlie 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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Obama's 'Fair Pay, Safe Workplaces' Rule for Federal Contractors Appears Endangered

November 28, 2016 Among the many Obama administration regulations that President-elect Trump plans to eviscerate could be the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” rule the Labor Department finalized in August. Labor’s goal was to protect workers against abuses such as wage theft and health violations by instituting additional disclosure and reporting requirements for...

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Democratic Lawmakers Ask GAO To Probe Trump Transition ‘Disarray’

November 23, 2016 Two prominent Democratic lawmakers have asked the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to review what they term as the “chaotic” transition effort of President-elect Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Wednesday wrote to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro with the request, citing issues of “conflicts of...

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Thousands of Immigrant Green Cards Have ‘Gone Missing,’ Watchdog Finds

November 22, 2016 The agency within the Homeland Security Department that issues noncitizens their long-sought-after “green cards” continues to produce documents with errors while sending others to the wrong recipients, the department’s inspector general found. In a report released Monday, at a time when immigration issues rank high in the anticipated agenda of...

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Trump Won’t Push Prosecution of Clinton, Aide Says

November 22, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s senior adviser made waves on Tuesday morning by telling MSNBC interviewers that Trump is backing off his earlier vow to have his attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to examine Hillary Clinton’s alleged abuse of State Department emails or rumored “pay to play” meetings to help the...

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IRS Employees Told to Better Handle E-Mail With Sensitive Information

November 18, 2016 Internal Revenue Service employees do not always adhere to official policy on avoiding transmission of private taxpayer information on insecure email, a watchdog found. Citing the risk of identity theft, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in a report released Thursday noted that messages sent to recipients outside the...

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Small Business Group Renews Suit Challenging SBA’s Goal Claims

November 18, 2016 The small but vocal American Small Business League this week continued its long-standing challenge to the Small Business Administration’s claims that agencies are meeting their statutory goals in awarding contracts to qualified small businesses. In an appeal filed in the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco, the group’s attorney’s challenged...

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Pressure Builds on Trump to Divest or Put Holdings in Blind Trust

November 18, 2016 In a rare point of agreement between liberal transparency groups and Wall Street Journal editorial writers, President-elect Donald Trump is being urged to serve himself and the nation better by taking more drastic steps than currently planned to wall off his financial holdings. Nearly 20 legal and transparency groups joined...

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Trump’s Unusual Transition Keeps Good-Government Groups Guessing

November 17, 2016 The Trump transition team was scheduled to be represented on a panel at the fall meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, but that didn’t happen. At the last minute, Ado Machida, a lobbyist and former staff member for Vice President Dick Cheney during...

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GSA Will Examine Ethics Issues Around Trump’s D.C. Hotel Lease

November 17, 2016 When the General Services Administration made good on its plan to find a new use for the largely empty but historic Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, it made clear that the deal it announced in June 2013 was a 60-year lease, not a change in ownership. When the agency...

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$85 Million OPIC-Financed Hotel in Afghanistan Was Never Completed

November 17, 2016 The Overseas Private Investment Corp., the U.S. government’s capital-mobilizing agency aimed at developing nations, financed an $85 million hotel and apartment complex in Kabul, Afghanistan, that never opened, a watchdog reported on Thursday. “The $85 million is gone, the buildings were never completed and are uninhabitable, and the U.S. Embassy...

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