Daily Tax Update - October 23, 2013: Sherry Named IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support

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Sherry Names IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support:  Today, the IRS announced that Peggy Sherry, an official at the Department of Homeland Security, has been named the next IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support.

Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said, “Peggy brings a strong track record and a diverse set of skills that will help her with this critical IRS leadership position.  Her expertise inside different government agencies on a wide portfolio of projects, coupled with her background in accounting, will work well heading the Operations Support organization.”

The IRS said, “As Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, Sherry will direct IRS’ support-focused functions, which encompass about 11,500 employees and include: the Chief Financial Officer; Human Capital Office; Information Technology; Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, which oversees  protecting sensitive taxpayer information; and Agency-Wide Shared Services, which comprises procurement, real estate, physical security and employee assistance.”