THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Jaipur, India) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 22, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GORDON S. HEDDELL AS INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Gordon S. Heddell to serve as Inspector General for the United States Department of Labor.
Mr. Gordon S. Heddell, of Reston, Virginia, has twenty-eight years of experience in federal law enforcement and service as a United States Army helicopter pilot. He has managed and coordinated complex investigations and program audits while providing leadership in various offices of the Secret Service. Since 1998, Mr. Heddell has served as Assistant Director in the Office of Inspection, United States Secret Service. Prior to his promotion to Assistant Director, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Heddell has also served as Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Training, Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Inspection, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Philadelphia Field Office. Mr. Heddell is a Woodrow Wilson Public Service Fellow and in 1997 was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for outstanding government service.
Mr. Heddell received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri and a M.A. degree from the University of Illinois (formerly Sangamon State University).
The Inspector General Act of 1978 created independent and objective units in each of the Departments to conduct and supervise audits and investigations concerning the programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General at the Department of Labor, reports to the Secretary and is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the Office of the Inspector General, including conducting and supervising audits and investigations of programs and operations of the Department.