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Biden Taps Larry Turner for Labor Department Inspector General

May 28, 2021, 4:24 PM

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Larry Turner to head the U.S. Labor Department’s independent watchdog office, the White House said Friday.

A career official, Turner has led the department’s Office of Inspector General on an acting basis since Scott Dahl retired from the Senate-confirmed role in June 2020.

The DOL watchdog has been the primary official reviewing the agency’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, using funding from Congress to boost its capacity to conduct oversight.

The watchdog’s plan for fiscal 2021 zeroed in on workplace safety enforcement during the pandemic, which led to a report in November that ...

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