On February 3, 2020, the President Trump announced his intent to nominate Craig Edward Leen, the current OFCCP Director, to serve as the Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management. The Office of the Inspector General has been without a permanent head since Patrick McFarland retired in February 2016. Nominees for Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management must be confirmed by the Senate.
Leen became OFCCP Director in December 2018 and under his tenure the agency has seen record-breaking monetary recoveries. Additionally, under his leadership, the agency has implemented numerous initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency and improving the agency’s relationship with the federal government contractor community. The Department of Labor has not announced who will take over as OFCCP Director if Leen ultimately is confirmed.