GPO names interim Inspector General
WASHINGTON—Public Printer Bill Boarman appoints Rodolfo “Rudy” Ramirez, Jr., as interim Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ramirez will oversee the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), which provides an independent and objective means of keeping the Public Printer and Congress informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of GPO. He will serve in an interim capacity while a search for a new Inspector General is conducted.
Ramirez brings to the office twenty-five years of accomplishments while serving as a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator, Supervisor, and Senior Manager for the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice, including service as country attaché to the U.S. ambassadors of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras for international narcotic matters, and assistant country attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Ramirez also served as Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge for the Detroit, MI, Division, where he oversaw more than 300 employees and major drug trafficking investigations in three states. Additionally, Ramirez was senior inspector for the DEA Office of Professional Responsibility, where he supervised and investigated allegations of misconduct by DEA employees, and senior manager of the DEA Board of Professional Conduct, which reviewed and evaluated all integrity and misconduct allegations involving DEA employees.
Following his service at DEA, Ramirez worked for seven years as senior corporate security representative for American Airlines, where he was responsible for conducting criminal and internal administrative investigations that included drug smuggling, bomb threats, credit card fraud, counterfeit tickets, mail theft, and employee theft. For the last decade, Ramirez has been involved in investigations for security clearances for Federal Government agencies including the Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security. He was involved in the investigations that resulted in hiring 6,000 Border Patrol agents in 2008. Ramirez is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. He also attended St. Mary’s University Law School and the University of Southern California’s School of Public Administration.
“Rudy Ramirez brings a wealth of investigative knowledge and experience to the Office of Inspector General,” said Public Printer Bill Boarman. “His background and expertise will be a great asset to GPO in detecting and preventing waste, fraud, and abuse and providing recommendations in strengthening efficiency for the agency’s operations.”
With 2,200 employees, GPO is the Federal Government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in digital and tangible forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.