Governor Accepts Phipps' ResignationContact:
John Truscott (517) 335-6397
Governor Engler announced today that he has accepted the resignation of
Management and Budget Director
Janet E. Phipps effective February 21.
"Janet has led DMB through its most comprehensive strategic
planning initiative, emphasizing the importance of adding value to
products and services and improved customer service and satisfaction
within the public sector," said Governor Engler. "Her dedication
to public service is admirable and I wish her well in her endeavors."
As director, Phipps was responsible for overseeing the
interdepartmental service aspect of the Department of Management and
Budget, which included providing systems development, property management,
capital facility development, procurement, retirement, employee benefits
programs, and office support services to state agencies.
"It was a difficult decision as I have thoroughly enjoyed the time
I have spent at DMB and value the opportunity to work with people who care
so much about the quality of service that is being delivered, which only
made my job easier," said Phipps. "I have been and always will
be proud to have been associated with the Michigan Department of
Management and Budget."
Phipps' plans include returning to her family in Iowa and begin work
as a Senior Consultant with IBM. Phipps has also been awarded a highly
regarded Harvard fellowship through the military's Senior Service School,
a year-long training program that will begin in the fall and focus on