Canales resigns as Treasury's acting CIO

Mayi Canales

Henrik G. DeGyor

Mayi Canales, the Treasury Department's acting CIO and assistant deputy secretary for information systems, has abruptly resigned.

'I have been saying that I will resign by age 45,' she said.

Her resignation is effective Oct. 25. The department has yet to name her successor.

Canales, who has worked at Treasury for more than three years of her 10-year federal career, said her decision to resign was triggered partly by frustration over employee complaints about her plans to make changes in the CIO's office.

Earlier this year, she planned to cut nearly 40 percent of the IT staff and outsource some management functions.

'[Her programs have] been investigated left and right,' she said. 'I was tired of the complaints and the pressure.'

Canales plans to set up a consulting practice based in Washington.

Canales will consult for state and federal governments and the private sector on strategic planning, contract proposals, performance and budget and grant applications.


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