New IRS chief taps risk officer

“His ability to master competing priorities empowers him to effectively lead organizations and address the ever-changing objectives necessary to attain organizational goals,” Werfel wrote in an executive announcement.

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“His role in the government financial community, bolstered by his significant achievements and his willingness to ensure the organization’s goals are served, has prepared him well to assume this position.”

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has asked Werfel, who took over as acting commissioner last week, to make progress within a month on ensuring that staffers involved in the treatment of conservative groups are held accountable, and in finding and correcting any flaws within the agency that allowed the targeting to happen.

Werfel is also scheduled to make his first appearance before Congress as IRS chief on Monday.