1. don't be proactive and actually patch your blackberry before IT does. IT hates proactive people ;)
2. Check into your Options/Applications and see if you have a TimezoneOtaPatcher in there, or something to that meaning. If you do, try deleting it.
3. get IT to backup/wipe/restore your device. Instead of looking for a solution it probably will be better to just start fresh.
Ghetto stats: bberry 8130 :: desktop manager 18.104.22.168 :: handheld 22.214.171.124 :: Lotus Notes 7.02 :: BES 4.1?