THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LAWRENCE ROGERS AS ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Lawrence Rogers to serve as Acting Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Mr. Lawrence Rogers, of Washington, D.C., has served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management and CFO at the Department of Treasury since September 1997. As Senior Advisor, Mr. Rogers is responsible for directing financial analysis and controls, creating strategies for management of senior level staff, and coordinating and developing a plan to renovate the Main Treasury building. From February 1994 to May 1997, Mr. Rogers served as Deputy Project Director, Project 2061, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, during which time he was the operating manager of a project to reform science, math, and technology education in America's schools. From January 1988 to February 1994, Mr. Rogers was the Director of the Office of Worker's Compensation Programs at the Department of Labor.
Mr. Rogers earned a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Texas.
The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act created the position of Inspector General for Tax Administration and authorizes the President to appoint an Acting Inspector General for Tax Administration to serve until the first Inspector General for Tax Administration takes office, or until April 30, 1999 -- whichever comes first. The Acting Inspector General for Tax Administration reports to the Secretary of the Treasury and is responsible for beginning the operations of the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, including making interim arrangements for administrative support for the Office, establishing interim positions in the Office into which personnel will be transferred, appointing acting personnel on an interim basis, and providing guidance and input for the FY2000 budget process for the Office.