Mark W. Lambert was selected as the Associate Director for Merit System Accountability and Compliance (MSAC) in March 2012. As Associate Director for MSAC, Mr. Lambert carries out OPM's statutory oversight of the federal government's human resources programs and directs field operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Through rigorous oversight and evaluation, Mr. Lambert and his team safeguard merit system principles and the rights of veterans and ensure that federal agencies operate effective human resources programs that deliver value to taxpayers. Mr. Lambert also leads three other OPM programs with broad impact: 1) the Office of the Combined Federal Campaign (OCFC), which is the world's largest workplace charitable drive; 2) Internal Oversight and Compliance (IOC), which serves as an internal OPM accountability function; and 3) the Voting Rights program, which helps protect every Americans' constitutional right to vote.
Prior to his appointment as Associate Director, Mr. Lambert held several other positions within OPM. From 2010 through early 2012, Mr. Lambert was the Director of IOC. IOC drives the resolution of audit recommendations, conducts program evaluations, and oversees the review of capital investments to strengthen OPM's risk management and operational performance. From 2002 through 2010, Mr. Lambert was part of the OCFC serving as the Director of that office from 2008 through 2010. The OCFC regulates and oversees the hundreds of local CFCs administered across the country to ensure their compliance with laws, regulations and OPM guidance. The CFC is the Federal government employees' workplace fundraising program which annually provides approximately 4 million Federal employees the opportunity to contribute to thousands of participating charities located across the nation and overseas. The CFC has raised over $6.5 billion dollars since it was established by President Kennedy in 1961. From 1989 through 2002, Mr. Lambert served with OPM's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). During this time with the OIG, Mr. Lambert obtained over 12 years of financial and performance auditing experience.
Mr. Lambert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In 2008, Mr. Lambert graduated from the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA and is a member of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association. Mr. Lambert is also a member of the Senior Executive Association, Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Government Accountants.
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