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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Press Release


January 25, 2011
TIGTA - 2011-5
Contact: Karen Kraushaar
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karen.kraushaar@tigta.treas.gov
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TIGTA Announces New Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

WASHINGTON – The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced today the appointment of Timothy P. Camus to the position of Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIGI). He has served as Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations since September 2010.

“As the Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Tim has demonstrated the qualities of an effective and able leader of the largest and one of the most important components of our organization,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, in announcing the appointment. “Tim’s background and expertise will serve us well as we confront the challenges before us and work to move the Office of Investigations into the future,” he added.

TIGTA's Office of Investigations investigates allegations related to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement concerning activities of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 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 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 has been an employee of the Department of the Treasury for his entire 25-year Federal career, starting as an IRS Revenue Officer in 1985 and becoming a Special Agent in 1991. After a successful career as a Special Agent, in July 2002, he received the TIGTA Inspector General Award for his innovative leadership. He was named the Assistant Inspector General of Investigations (AIGI) in June 2003.

As AIGI, Mr. Camus oversaw 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. In 2008, Mr. Camus was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.

“In his almost 20 years of service as an IRS Inspector and TIGTA Special Agent, Tim worked many notable, high-impact investigations in addition to having served in various leadership roles,” Mr. George said.

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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