My understanding is that if the term department, unit, etc. is omitted, the name of a company's department becomes a proper noun and hence is capitalized:

Lisa works in the marketing department.

Lisa from Marketing called. She is waiting for Accounting to approve her project.

Is this correct?

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    Mark from Linguistics called. He said he checked it with Proofreading, and it's OK to capitalize the company departments’ names.
    – F'x
    Commented Mar 23, 2011 at 13:13

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Yes, this is common usage.

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