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Kimberly A. Howell was appointed Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and to the Senior Executive Service in May of 2011. Ms. Howell is responsible for assisting the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in managing investigations related to U.S. Office of Personnel Management programs and providing leadership to the Office of Investigations staff.
The Office of Investigations is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and allegations of employee misconduct in U.S. Office of Personnel Management administered programs,including the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System, and the Federal Investigative Services. Ms. Howell also serves as an advisor to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the Deputy Inspector General and the Inspector General on investigative matters and provides input for management, budget and policy issues. Prior to her current position, she held the positions in the Office of Investigations of Special Agent-in-Charge of the Southeast Region and Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Field Operations.
Ms. Howell began her Federal career with the Department of the Treasury's Office of Inspector General as a management assistant in the late 1980's and her Federal law enforcement career in 1992 as a special agent with the United States Secret Service. During her law enforcement career, she held positions with the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations and the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Administration of Justice from Howard University in 1992 and a Graduate Certificate in Inspector General Leadership from American University.
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