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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Labor's Mok says 'aloha'

The Labor Department’s chief financial officer, Samuel Mok, announced he is leaving to return to the private sector.

Mok, who has been Labor’s finance head for more than five years, said in a letter to the CFO Council it was time to do something different. His last day is May 15, he said.

The Senate confirmed Mok in January 2002, and he became the department’s longest-serving CFO. In his position, Mok led Labor’s move to green on the financial performance portion of the President’s Management Agenda.

He also worked closely with Labor’s chief information officer, Patrick Pizzella, to upgrade the Financial Management Line of Business initiative the department’s financial management system.

Mok also led the charge to reduce Labor’s improper payments by $259 million by the end of fiscal 2007, and implement the E-Travel system under the e-government initiative. By implementing E-Travel, Labor cut the cost of processing travel vouchers from $62.59 to $24.75.

-Jason Miller, FCW.com

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FYI - Mok is the incoming National President-elect of the Association of Government Accountants.

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