Scott S. Dahl was sworn in as the seventh Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor after being confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 2013. As head of the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Dahl is responsible for overseeing the administration of a nationwide, independent program of audits and investigations involving Department of Labor programs and operations. He also directs a unique program responsibility to investigate organized crime influence and labor racketeering corruption in employee benefit plans, internal union affairs and labor-management relations.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dahl served as the Inspector General at the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, he has served in other senior positions in the Inspector General community—first as Senior Counsel to the Inspector General at the Department of Justice, then as Deputy Inspector General for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and as the Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Commerce.
Before joining the IG community, Mr. Dahl served in the Department of Justice as a corruption prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division and as a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Civil Division.
Mr. Dahl has received numerous awards for his government service, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, one of the highest awards in the Intelligence Community. He also received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award.
Concurrent with his public service, Mr. Dahl also served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1992, teaching classes on professional responsibility and public corruption. Mr. Dahl grew up and attended school in Texas.