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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Press Release

June 19, 2014
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Contact: David Barnes
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TIGTA Appoints New Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON – J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), today announced the appointment of Gladys Hernandez to the Chief Counsel position in TIGTA’s Office of Chief Counsel.

TIGTA’s Office of Chief Counsel provides legal guidance, advice and disclosure services to support TIGTA’s mission of overseeing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and protecting the integrity of tax administration. The Office is comprised of attorneys, analysts, and support personnel providing a full range of legal and disclosure services.

“Gladys brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position of Chief Counsel.” Inspector General George said. “I am proud to have Gladys as part of TIGTA’s executive team.”

Hernandez attended Georgetown University, Washington, DC, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She received her Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC, in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, Gladys was an attorney for the Overseas Education Association, now the Federal Education Association, a labor union representing teachers working in the Department of Defense schools stateside and overseas. From 1990 to 2000, Gladys was an attorney with the Federal Service Impasses Panel, where she handled collective-bargaining disputes between Federal labor unions and Federal agencies. She received the Federal Labor Relations Authority Meritorious Service Award in 1999.

Hernandez joined TIGTA’s legal staff in January 2000, and has served as a supervisory attorney and Deputy Chief Counsel. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Florida Bars. She and her family live in Northern Virginia.