Financial management program director retires

Financial management program director retires

Karen Alderman is leaving the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program'a program she led for seven years.

The 27-year fed said today was her last day. The Office of Management and Budget decided in December that the Chief Financial Officers Council would take over the duties of the JFMIP by early summer.

'All I can tell you is that it has been a thrill,' Alderman said in an e-mail to friends and colleagues. 'I have enjoyed the missions, the challenges and, most of all, the people.'

As JFMIP executive director, Alderman led the effort to improve agency financial management by issuing governmentwide financial systems requirements, testing and qualifying financial system software for federal use. JFMIP also maintained an ongoing database of financial data and best practices to federal and industry stakeholders.

Alderman is a Certified Government Financial Manager and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Rosemont College of Rosemont, Pa. She received her master's in public affairs from George Washington University in Washington.

Alderman also worked in the Defense Department as director for Performance Measures and Results and Travel Reengineering. In that job, she implemented the Government Performance and Results Act and spearheaded the DOD Travel Re-engineering initiatives.

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