Transportation financial-systems change manager to retire

Transportation deputy CFO Tom Park will retire effective July 31. He has been key to the department's moving to a modernized financial management system and becoming a Center of Excellence for the Office of Management and Budget's financial management line of business.

With Transportation for 30 years, Park has been deputy CFO since 2002. Previously, he was director of financial management for the department. Transportation hopes to have a successor before Park leaves.

Park led the move to the Delphi integrated financial system, an Oracle Federal Financials 11i e-business suite of applications, with no agency customizations. Park also was instrumental in Transportation's migration to an e-travel system.

As a Center of Excellence, Transportation will provide its Delphi system services for other agencies. The National Endowment for the Arts became Transportation's first customer last October.

The Centers of Excellence have the potential to change the face of financial management for government. 'The value comes from migrating to a modern cost-based system and taking the anomalies and difference out,' he said.

Park served with the U.S. Marines for four years and received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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