THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID C. WILLIAMS AS INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
The President today announced his intent to nominate David C. Williams to serve as Inspector General for Tax Administration at the Department of the Treasury.
Mr. David C. Williams, of Granite City, Illinois, was nominated and confirmed in 1998 to serve as the Inspector General for the Department of the Treasury, and has served since October 21, 1998 in that capacity. From 1996 to June 1998, he served as the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he was responsible for directing the staff of the Office of the Inspector General, which includes criminal investigators, auditors, and inspectors to detect fraud, waste, and abuse and to assure efficient and effective program administration within the SSA. Prior to joining the SSA, Mr. Williams served as Inspector General of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1989 to 1996. Mr. Williams has served as Director of the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. General Accounting Office, Director of Operations in the Office of Labor Racketeering at the Department of Labor, and on the President's Commission on Organized Crime. He was a Special Agent in both the United States Secret Service and the United States Military Intelligence. Mr. Williams is the recipient of the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and received his Advanced Certificate in Education and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois. He has also attended the U.S. Military Intelligence Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy.
The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 amended the Inspector General Act of 1978 to create the position of Inspector General for Tax Administration. The Inspector General for Tax Administration will serve as an Inspector General on all matters relating to the Internal Revenue Service, and will recommend policy to promote the economy and efficiency in the administration of the programs and operations of the Internal Revenue Service. The Inspector General is charged with detecting and preventing fraud and abuse in all IRS operations. The IG reports to the Secretary of the Treasury.