IRS systems employees receive plaudits for IT efforts and service

IRS systems employees receive plaudits for IT efforts and service

The IRS and GCN honored 10 tax agency employees for excellence in systems development, management and implementation.

The employees received their awards at a recent GCN Forum luncheon in Washington:

Faith Bell, director of the Process Management Division, for leading the IRS effort to set enterprisewide systems lifecycle requirements.

Darlene Berthod, deputy commissioner for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, for her work on year 2000 efforts and on the service's worldwide tax administration responsibilities when she was the deputy chief operations officer.

Rodney E. Butler Jr., technical adviser in the Enterprise Program Management Office, for developing expenditure plans for Congress that detail whether systems programs are meeting their performance objectives.

Chia-Chi Chao, supervisory computer specialist in the Architecture and Engineering Division, for helping draft tax systems modernization and architecture requirements.

John M. Dalrymple, commissioner for the Wage and Investment Division, for his work on systems-driven customer service initiatives in his former job as chief operations officer.

Charles Murray, senior technical adviser in the Architecture and Engineering Division, for applying program management methods to the service's systems development projects.

Colleen Murphy, executive officer for the XD Program, for improving acquisition and development practices for core business systems when she was acting director of the Program Management and Control Division.

Tim Schmidt, director of the End-User Computing Support Division, for promoting desktop computer management plans and improving the service's end-user computing infrastructure.

Dennis Szymanski, acting deputy assistant commissioner for program management and architecture, for coordinating the work of the IRS and Computer Sciences Corp., its Prime contractor for systems modernization.

John Yost, director of IRS' Century Date Change Project, for leading the agency's date code fix-it efforts.

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