The Honorable Scott S. Dahl was confirmed as the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor 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 investigations into organized crime influence and labor racketeering corruption in employee benefit plans, internal union affairs, and labor-management relations. In addition, the OIG works with other law enforcement partners on human trafficking matters.
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 Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section and as a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Civil Division. He has been a federal public servant for 26 years.
Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Dahl also served as an adjunct law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1992, teaching classes on ethics and public corruption.