May 06, 1996
IRS and Arizona Department of Revenue
WASHINGTON - Vice President Al Gore recognized the joint
efforts of the Southwest District of the Internal Revenue Service
and the Arizona Department of Revenue to improve service to the
public at a "Breakfast of Champions" on Capitol Hill on May 6, 1996.
IRS Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson accepted the award --
one of six Public Service Excellence Awards for Intergovernmental
Programs -- which pays tribute to groups of government employees
whose programs exhibit the highest standards of dedication,
excellence and accomplishment.
The ceremony opened the 11th annual celebration of Public
Service Recognition Week, May 6 through 12, 1996.
The IRS and the Arizona Department of Revenue were honored for
their numerous joint efforts to improve service to the public. Some
of these are telephone "hot switches" to transfer taxpayer
assistance and collections telephone calls between IRS and the
Arizona Department of Revenue, joint workshops and seminars for
small businesses and joint installment payment agreements for
taxpayers who owe both federal and state income taxes.
"This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of the
employees of the IRS and the Arizona Department of Revenue," said
Commissioner Richardson. "Working together, they have proven that we
can increase efficiency and public service using existing agency
resources. When that happens, all Americans benefit."
Director Harold Scott represented the Arizona Department of
Revenue at the ceremony. Representing the Southwest District of the
IRS were District Director Mark Cox and Barbara Hunt, assistant
Fed/State coordinator in the district.
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