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About the Inspector General

Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel R. Levinson - Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for over a decade. A lawyer and a certified fraud examiner, Mr. Levinson leads an independent and objective organization of more than 1,600 auditors, evaluators, investigators, and lawyers who oversee the integrity and efficiency of the Nation's $1 trillion annual investment in Federal health and human services programs. He is responsible for overseeing more than 100 programs administered by HHS agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health.

Mr. Levinson participates in a number of interagency oversight entities and public-private partnerships. He serves on the Executive Council of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and the governing body of the Health Care Fraud Prevention Partnership. In 2015, Mr. Levinson was named a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States. In 2011, President Obama appointed him to be a member of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. Mr. Levinson also was a member of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board.

Mr. Levinson first entered Federal service in 1983 as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He thereafter served as General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 1986, President Reagan appointed him to be Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, a bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency that adjudicates Federal civilian personnel appeals. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Levinson to be Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration and in 2005 Inspector General of HHS.

Mr. Levinson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of The American Criminal Law Review.

Updated January 2017

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