The U.S. Senate confirmed Larry Turner to head the Labor Department’s independent oversight office, a role he’s held on an acting basis since June 2020.
Turner, confirmed by voice vote Thursday night, now has the Senate’s sanction as head of DOL’s Office of Inspector General, which audits the overall operations of the sprawling department, including its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He became the department’s acting inspector general when Scott Dahl retired.
Turner is a career official and has worked at DOL since 2014, according to his department bio. He previously served as the deputy and acting assistant inspector general for a Department of Defense subagency and as the deputy inspector general for the Army Installation Management Command.
Turner is a veteran and served 24 years in the U.S. Army.