IRS News Release  
June 16, 1999

IRS Recruits for Two Key Executive Positions

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it is recruiting for the newly-created, top executive positions of Division Commissioner, Wage and Investment Operating Division, and Division Commissioner, Small Business and Self-Employed Operating Division. These are four-year appointments with special pay rates, as outlined in the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

“The establishment of these positions is part of our effort to place the right people in the right jobs to help move us toward the creation of a new, taxpayer-focused IRS,” said Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

As part of the IRS’s modernization effort, it is restructuring into four operating divisions, plus a national headquarters. Each division will serve taxpayer groups with similar needs. The two other operating divisions are the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Operating Division and the Large and Mid-Size Corporation Operating Division.

“Just as many financial institutions have different divisions that serve retail customers, small to medium businesses, and large multinational businesses, the taxpayer base falls naturally into similar groups,” said Rossotti.

The Division Commissioner, Wage and Investment Operating Division, will lead almost 24,000 employees in educating and assisting approximately 116 million taxpayers with wage and investment income. These taxpayers file 90 million returns, generally interact with the IRS on a limited basis, and typically receive refunds.

The Division Commissioner, Small Business and Self-Employed Operating Division, will lead almost 39,000 employees focused on providing world-class service to the small business and self-employed taxpayer. This division will develop targeted educational and compliance strategies that best address the needs of these taxpayers and work through partnerships most appropriate for small business and self-employed taxpayers.

The IRS is using the services of well-known recruitment firm Korn/Ferry to search for candidates for these key executive positions. Interested parties may send their resumes to Korn/Ferry International, Presidential Plaza, 900 19 Street, NW, th Washington, DC 20006-2160, or fax to 202-822-8127. For more information, call 202-822-9444.

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