Bush nominates O'Carroll for SSA inspector general

Bush names O'Carroll as SSA inspector general

President Bush yesterday nominated Patrick O'Carroll Jr. for inspector general of the Social Security Administration. O'Carroll currently serves as acting IG and previously was deputy IG for investigations. He replaces James Huse Jr., who retired.

In fiscal 2003, investigators in the IG's office collected more than $356 million through recoveries, restitution, fines, settlements, judgments and projected savings. OIG auditors also issued 97 reports identifying more than $1 billion in federal funds that could be put to better use and $57 million in questioned costs.

Prior to his SSA positions, O'Carroll worked 24 years at the Secret Service and its Office of Inspection. He earned a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md., and a master's in forensics science from George Washington University. He also graduated from the Senior Managers in Government Program at the Kennedy School of Harvard University.

(Posted April 9 and updated 1:37 p.m. April 12)

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