David C. Williams (inspector general)
|Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service|
September 13, 2018 – April 30, 2020
|Preceded by||James Bilbray (2014)|
|Inspector General of the Postal Service|
August 20, 2003 – February 19, 2016
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Karla Corcoran|
|Succeeded by||Tammy Whitcomb|
|Inspector General of Department of Housing and Urban Development|
July 16, 2001 – May 20, 2002
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||James Heist (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Donohue|
|Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration|
May 17, 1999 – August 24, 2002
George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Lawrence Rogers (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Pamela Gardiner (Acting)|
|Inspector General of the United States Department of the Treasury|
October 26, 1998 – May 17, 1999
|Preceded by||Richard Calahan (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Lawrence Rogers (Acting)|
|Inspector General of the Social Security Administration|
January 4, 1996 – June 22, 1998
|Preceded by||June Gibbs Brown|
|Succeeded by||James Huse|
|Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission|
November 22, 1989 – September 1, 1995
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Leo Norton (Acting)|
|Born||1947 (age 73–74)|
Granite City, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (BA)|
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (MA)
David C. Williams was the vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service from September 13, 2018 to April 30, 2020, and served as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service, in the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General, from 2003 to 2016.
Following a tour of military duty in Vietnam; Williams joined the United States Secret Service, and was assigned to President Ronald Reagan's Commission on Organized Crime, then led the Office of Special Investigations at the General Accounting Office (since renamed the Government Accountability Office), prior to his confirmation as Inspector General for various federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as vice chair of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.
After Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Assistant Inspector General David P. Weber alleged improper conduct by SEC Inspector General David Kotz in the investigation of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, Williams was brought in to conduct an independent, outside review of Kotz's alleged improper conduct in 2012. The Williams Report questioned Kotz's work on the Madoff investigation, because Kotz was a "very good friend" with Markopolos. Although investigators were not able to determine when Kotz and Markopolos became friends, the Report concluded that it would have violated U.S. ethics rules if their relationship began before or during Kotz's investigation of Madoff.
- Marshall, Thomas J. (May 4, 2020). USPS Form 8-K (PDF) (Report). Retrieved May 7, 2020.
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- "From innovation to Monty Python: An interview with the U.S. Postal Service's inspector general". The Washington Post. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- "David C. Williams Vice Chairman, USPS Board of Governors"; "About" USPS.
- Schmidt, Robert (January 25, 2013). "SEC Said to Back Hire of U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- Robert Schmidt & Joshua Gallu (October 26, 2012). "Former SEC Watchdog Kotz Violated Ethics Rules, Review Finds". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- "David Kotz, Ex-SEC Inspector General, May Have Had Conflicts Of Interest". Huffington Post. October 5, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- Sarah N. Lynch (November 15, 2012). "David Weber Lawsuit: Ex-SEC Investigator Accused Of Wanting To Carry A Gun At Work, Suing For $20 Million". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
- Byrne, Peter (September 18, 2013). "Going Postal: The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap". East Bay Express. Retrieved September 21, 2013.