THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHNNIE E. FRAZIER TO SERVE AS INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Johnnie E. Frazier as Inspector General of the Department of Commerce.
Mr. Johnnie E. Frazier, of Potomac, Maryland, has served with the Department of Commerce for the last 28 years and with the Office of Inspector General since its inception in 1978. Since January 1998, he has been the Acting Inspector General. During his tenure, he has worked to refocus the Office's resources on the major challenges facing the Department, such as increasing the accuracy of the Decennial Census and improving the reliability of the Department's financial statements. From 1994-1998, Mr. Frazier was the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Program Evaluations. As Assistant Inspector General, he supervised complex reviews, including trade promotion, export licensing, building construction, and program effectiveness. Prior to holding this position, he was the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Resource Management. He is a recipient of the Department's Gold and Silver Awards, the highest honors given by the Department, for his outstanding leadership and contributions.
Mr. Frazier received a B.S. degree in accounting from Howard University and a Master's degree in public administration from George Washington University.
The Inspector General of the Department of Commerce is responsible for conducting audits, inspections, and investigations of all Department activities to promote efficiency and prevent fraud and mismanagement.