Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark W. Everson has announced the selection of a new chief human capital officer and a new chief of agency-wide shared services.Robert Buggs has served as the agency’s deputy chief human capital officer since 2004, though he has more than 15 years of experience with the IRS, working in areas ranging from labor relations to the Taxpayer Advocate Service. He has shared program oversight and responsibility for formulating and implementing human capital strategies, policies and programs for more than 100,000 IRS employees.

Jim Falcone has more than 33 years of IRS experience, managing operations support programs at the field and national levels. As chief of shared services, Falcone will lead an organization that develops procedures and implements policy for the IRS’s internal real estate and facilities management, diversity programs, and personnel, procurement and customer support activities. 

Separately, Securities and Exchange Commission chief accountant Conrad W. Hewitt announced that the office’s professional accounting fellow, Joseph B. Ucuzoglu, will stay on in the office as a senior advisor. Ucuzoglu will advise the chief accountant on complex accounting and auditing matters, and will assist in the development of strategic objectives that need to be pursued as part of the office's agenda.

Prior to joining the SEC, Ucuzoglu was a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche, where he worked in the firm's national office accounting services group.

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