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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Press Release


September 2, 2010
TIGTA - 2010-49
Contact: Karen Kraushaar
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karen.kraushaar@tigta.treas.gov
TIGTA-PAO@tigta.treas.gov

TIGTA Announces Personnel Changes in Office of Investigations

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced today the appointment of Timothy P. Camus, to the position of Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIGI).

Mr. Camus has been an employee of the Department of the Treasury for his entire 24-year Federal career, starting as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Revenue Officer in 1985 and becoming a Special Agent in 1991. Following that, he was named the Assistant Inspector General of Investigations (AIGI). After a successful career as a Special Agent, in July 2002, he received the TIGTA Inspector General Award for his innovative leadership. In 2008, Mr. Camus was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.

Mr. Camus has served in the Senior Executive Service position of AIGI at TIGTA since June 2003. He currently supervises all of TIGTA's field Special Agents as well as the division within TIGTA responsible for computer-related investigations including phishing and spam e-mail attacks.

The DIGI is a key position for TIGTA, as it oversees an organization of more than 400 employees located in 66 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Mr. Camus will assume all authorities currently exercised by the DIGI to accelerate the transition of leadership and assure that operational continuity and organizational knowledge will be preserved.

"There is nothing more important than assuring continued leadership by executives with demonstrated performance and experience when key leaders retire," said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. "By appointing Tim into this position, I am ensuring the availability of experienced and capable leadership at the helm of one of TIGTA's most important functions."

Mr. Camus is succeeding Mr. Steve Jones, who retired from TIGTA on August 30, is a 25-year veteran of the Department of the Treasury and was the senior executive of the Office of Investigations since 2003.

TIGTA's Office of Investigations investigates allegations related to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement concerning activities of the Internal Revenue Service and related entities, and also protects the IRS against external attempts to corrupt, threaten or interfere with its employees. This mission is accomplished through proactive and reactive investigative programs.

The Office of Investigations also conducts awareness presentations for IRS employees which focus on ethics and integrity as well as on the security of IRS employees, data and infrastructure.

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