For Immediate Release:  August 26, 2003                              No. 03-47
Media Contact: Andrew M. Sherman, 202-512-1991,
asherman@gpo.gov
 
TOP NOTCH ATTORNEY JOINS GPO'S OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
Jackie Goff Named Deputy Inspector General and Counsel to the IG
 

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 GPO."
 
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 titles.