About the Inspector General
Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2004, when he began serving in an Acting capacity. As IG, Mr. Levinson is the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, compliance initiatives, and law enforcement efforts to combat fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and over 300 other public health and human services programs administered by HHS. He leads an independent and objective nationwide organization of over 1,700 professional staff members dedicated to promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all HHS programs.
In addition, Mr. Levinson holds official positions on two Boards tasked with Governmentwide oversight responsibilities. First, Mr. Levinson has been designated by President Obama to serve on the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. Second, Mr. Levinson also is a member of the 2009 Recovery Act's Accountability and Transparency Board; he is Vice Chairman of the Board's Recovery.gov Committee. Mr. Levinson also sits on the Executive Council of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, where he cochairs its Committee on Inspection and Evaluation. He also serves as a liaison member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
In a decade of private law practice in Washington, DC, Mr. Levinson represented a wide range of clients before the Federal courts, regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress. In his public service career, he has been Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 1986, Mr. Levinson was appointed by President Reagan to be Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, a bipartisan quasi-judicial agency that adjudicates Federal civilian personnel appeals. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to be Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration in 2001 and for HHS in 2005.
Mr. Levinson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California. He received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds an LL.M. degree in labor law from The George Washington University Law School. He is married to Luna Lambert Levinson, and they are the parents of two adult daughters.
Updated June 2012
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