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Timothy C. Watkins was appointed Counsel to the Inspector General in August 2001. Mr. Watkins provides legal advice to the Inspector General and employees of the Office of the Inspector General. His primary focus is on employee benefits and procurements.
Mr. Watkins served as a Navy Judge Advocate from 1983 to 1989 and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. From 1989 to 1992 Mr. Watkins practiced Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law with a large Baltimore law firm. He was an attorney with the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1989 to 1997, and primarily focused on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. He joined the Office of the Inspector General as the Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General in August 1997.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University in 1980, his Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University in 1983, and his Master of Laws degree in Taxation with Highest Honors in 1989 from George Washington University.
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