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Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2004. 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 1700 professional staff members dedicated to promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all HHS programs.
In addition to his IG responsibilities, Mr. Levinson has been designated by President Obama to serve on the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. By statute, Mr. Levinson also is a member of the 2009 Recovery Act’s Accountability and Transparency Board, of which he is Vice Chairman of its Recovery.gov Committee. In support of the Federal IG community, Mr. Levinson sits on the Executive Council of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, where he co-chairs its Committee on Inspection and Evaluation. On behalf of 73 Federal IGs, he also serves as a liaison member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
A lawyer by training, Mr. Levinson spent more than a decade in private practice, specializing in employment law and policy and earning the Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rating. Most of his career, however, has been devoted to public service. 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. He has served in State government as a judicial law clerk, and in the U.S. Congress as a chief of staff.
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 first appointed by President George W. Bush to be Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration in 2001. There he oversaw the integrity of the Federal civilian procurement process.
Mr. Levinson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences of the University of Southern California. He received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Notes and Comments editor of The American Criminal Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. degree in Labor Law from The George Washington University Law School. His writings have appeared in Washington, DC, area law school law reviews and he has been a law instructor at The American University Law School and the School of Architecture and Engineering of The Catholic University of America. He is admitted to the Bar in California, New York, and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Levinson is married to Luna Lambert Levinson, and they are the parents of two adult daughters.
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