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For Immediate Release

For more information, contact
Melody Barrett at (202) 874-6557.

Commissioner Judith R. Tillman Retires

On April 3, 2009, Judith R. Tillman will retire from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS), where she has served as Commissioner since January 4, 2008. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Commissioner. Ms. Tillman has worked at Treasury for more than 35 years, splitting her career between the Internal Revenue Service and FMS, and is a 2004 recipient of the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award.

As Commissioner of FMS, Ms. Tillman has been responsible for managing over $3.2 trillion a year in collections, nearly $1.6 trillion in disbursements of federal revenues and a daily cash flow of more than $67 billion. She has also overseen government-wide program responsibilities for cash management, the collection of delinquent debt, and government-wide accounting and reporting services, including the Government's central accounting system.

Since joining FMS in 1989, Ms. Tillman has served in a variety of positions including Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations, where she was responsible for the production and release of government payments and associated information, and for managing FMS' four regional financial centers. Ms. Tillman also served as Assistant Commissioner of Financial Operations, were she oversaw Treasury check reconciliation and claims adjudication; accounting for approximately 100 custodial revenue and non-entity accounts on behalf of the Secretary of the Treasury; payment of foreign and domestic claims against the federal government; and certification of insurance companies that write surety bonds for firms and individuals doing business with the federal government.

Prior to her assignment in Financial Operations, Ms. Tillman was the FMS Human Resources Director from 1992 to 1998.


   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014