HHS Inspector General Janet Rehnquist has appointed Larry Goldberg, a 13-year veteran of the office and most recently director of administrative and civil remedies, to be assistant inspector general for legal affairs. Goldberg fills the post vacated last year by Lewis Morris, who replaced retiring Chief Counsel Mac Thornton. Rehnquist also announced the departure of her law school classmate and longtime friend Carolyn Lundberg, who had served as a senior counselor to Rehnquist. Lundberg joined HHS in 1991 as a special assistant to the general counsel. A spokeswoman said Lundberg left to pursue elementary-school teaching opportunities. Last year Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) ordered the General Accounting Office to study the performance of the inspector general's office and whether it had been adversely affected by several personnel changes. Since Rehnquist was confirmed in August 2001, her office has seen about 20 major personnel changes, most involving senior staffers. -- by Mark Taylor
Staff shifts at HHS' inspector general's office
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