Phyllis Fong was confirmed by the Senate this month as the inspector general of the Small Business Administration. Fong currently serves as the SBA's assistant inspector general for management and legal counsel.
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Linda Bilmes is serving as acting chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration at the Commerce Department. She replaced Scott Gould, who left the department. Bilmes had acted as deputy assistant secretary for administration at Commerce since October 1997.
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Dale C. Williams, director of the Contracts and Controls Review Department at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., has been appointed inspector general at the Library of Congress.
Williams was former deputy assistant inspector general for auditing at the Small Business Administration, where he was responsible for financial, performance and electronic data processing audits. Before that, he worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in various positions throughout the Office of Inspector General, where he was responsible for audits of mortgage companies and grantees.
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The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System team at the Internal Revenue Service this month received a Hammer Award for its work in enabling taxpayers and financial institutions to file taxes electronically rather than on paper.
More than 2 million businesses are enrolled in the payment system.