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Scott Dahl retiring as DOL inspector general

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Washington — Department of Labor Inspector General Scott Dahl has announced he will retire from his position June 21.

Dahl became DOL’s inspector general in November 2013 after working for nearly two years as the inspector general for the Smithsonian Institution. He has held various other positions in the federal government – totaling 29 years of service – and is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s law school.

“This decision has been long in the works and is for entirely personal reasons. I have not been told or asked to resign,” Dahl wrote in a statement issued June 2. “For seven years, it has been my greatest professional honor to work with an outstanding team at the Office of Inspector General on the extremely important work they do for the American public. Inspectors general as independent watchdogs serve a critical role in our democracy, shining a bright light on government to protect the taxpayers’ investment.

“For over 40 years, this independent oversight has resulted in hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for American taxpayers, and transformed government to make it more efficient, effective and accountable to the public we serve.”

Dahl added that he is “very proud of the significant accomplishments of the talented staff at the Department of Labor OIG in serving the American workforce.”

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