Washington, DC-The Inspector General of the U.S. Government Printing Office,
Marc A. Nichols, has appointed Jackie Goff as the Deputy Inspector General and
Counsel to the IG. Goff's appointment was effective on August 25.
Goff has extensive Government and private sector experience providing
regulatory, legal, audit, and policy advice to the General Accounting Office,
the Departments of Justice, Transportation and Energy, Capitol Hill, and the
National Association of State Attorneys General.
"I am delighted to have a person of Goff's caliber and knowledge of
Washington to help lead GPO's Office of the IG as Deputy and Counsel.
Like GPO, the IG's Office is undergoing a transformation and Goff's
appointment will go a long way in filling a large, missing piece of the IG
office puzzle," said Inspector General Nichols.
Among other things, Goff will become the IG's chief attorney, help reshape the
IG's office, and become acting IG in the absence of the Inspector General.
Goff holds a B.S. degree from Illinois State University and a J.D. degree from
the University of Illinois. She has been a career Federal
employee/attorney for 28 years. The recipient of several awards, Goff
was most recently awarded the Distinguished Career Service Award, the highest
honor bestowed for career and service accomplishment by the Department of
Transportation, where she led the Intermodal Hazardous Materials Program.
She also advised senior management at Barrister Inc., a legal software
company, for two years. Goff is on the Board of Visitors for the
University of Illinois Law School. She is also past national President
of the Federal Bar Association, an organization of 16,000 private and
government attorneys who specialize in Federal practice. Jackie Goff resides
in northern Virginia, and enjoys spending time at her second home in Delaware.
GPO's Office of the Inspector General is responsible for conducting and
supervising audits and investigations relating to GPO; recommending policies
to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in GPO operations; and in the
words of the Federal Law establishing GPO's IG "providing a means of
keeping the Public Printer and the Congress fully and currently informed about
problems and deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of the
The GPO is headquartered in Washington, DC and has approximately 3,000
employees nationwide. The GPO is responsible for the production and
distribution of information products and services for all three branches of
the Federal Government. In addition to its own production facilities, the GPO
maintains contracts with thousands of private sector vendors across the
country to produce print and other information products for the Federal
Government ranging from Supreme Court decisions to IRS tax forms and crop
reports for the Department of Agriculture. The GPO also distributes
Government publications to the public via a sales program and through a
nationwide network of more than 1,200 Federal depository libraries.
GPO's Web site, GPO Access, at www.gpoaccess.gov
provides free online public access to more than 250,000 Federal Government