Daniel R. Levinson

Daniel Ronald Levinson is an American attorney who served as Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from September 8, 2004 to May 31, 2019.[1][2] HHS is among the largest departments in the federal government, encompassing Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, Indian health, and mental health services. It also exercises leadership responsibilities in public health emergency preparedness and combating bio-terrorism.

Daniel Levinson
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Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services
In office
September 13, 2004 – May 31, 2019
Acting: September 13, 2004 – June 9, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byDara Corrigan (Acting)
Succeeded byJoanne Chiedi (Acting)
Inspector General of the General Services Administration
In office
August 9, 2001 – June 9, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJoel Gallay (Acting)
Succeeded byBrian Miller
Personal details
Born
Daniel Ronald Levinson

(1949-03-24) March 24, 1949 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Southern California (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
George Washington University (LLM)

Early life and educationEdit

Levinson was born on March 24, 1949 in New York City. Levinson earned an A.B. from the University of Southern California and Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.[3] He then earned a LL.M from George Washington University Law School.[4] He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Evaluation Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

CareerEdit

Prior to his appointment at HHS, he served for four years as Inspector General of the U. S. General Services Administration, where he oversaw the integrity of the federal civilian procurement process. He earlier served a seven-year term as Chairman of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, where he oversaw the integrity of the federal civilian personnel system and adjudicated a wide range of personnel appeals pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act. He is also a former General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

As Inspector General, Levinson was the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and law enforcement efforts, relating to HHS programs and operations. He managed an independent and objective nationwide organization of over 1500 professional staff members dedicated to promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in HHS programs and addressing fraud, waste, and abuse.

Levinson served on the Executive Council of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, where he chaired the Committee on Inspection and Evaluation. He also was a member of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Public Inquiry. Earlier in his career, he was a Government Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

In April, 2019, Levinson announced his retirement. On May 31, 2019, Levinson left his position at HHS.[5] Principal Deputy Inspector General Joanne Chiedi, who had worked alongside Levinson for nine years, was appointed acting inspector general on June 1, 2019.[6] In January 2020, Christi Grimm became the Principal Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HHS INSPECTOR GENERAL DANIEL LEVINSON RESIGNS, WILL LEAVE NEXT MONTH" (Analysis). healthleadersmedia.com. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Secretary Azar Praises Service of Inspector General Dan Levinson" (Press Release). hhs.gov. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Daniel Levinson | IBM Center for The Business of Government". businessofgovernment.org. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  4. ^ States, United; Affairs, United States Congress Senate Committee on Governmental (2002). Nomination of Daniel R. Levinson: Hearing Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session on the Nomination of Daniel R. Levinson to be Inspector General of the General Services Administration, July 31, 2001. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 14.
  5. ^ "Secretary Azar Praises Service of Inspector General Dan Levinson" (Press Release). hhs.gov. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ "HHS INSPECTOR GENERAL DANIEL LEVINSON RESIGNS, WILL LEAVE NEXT MONTH" (Analysis). healthleadersmedia.com. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Christi A. Grimm Bio" (pdf). oig.hhs.gov. January 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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