Jeffrey E. Schanz was appointed as the Legal Services Corporation’s Inspector General, effective March 3, 2008.
Schanz has had a long and distinguished career with the Federal Government for 34 years, the last 32 of those with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) where he served 17 years as the Director of the Office of Policy and Planning, Audit Division, Office of the Inspector General. In that capacity, he managed the full spectrum of administrative services for the 176-person Audit Division including budget formulation and execution, development of national and regional training plans, management of a paperless management information system with an audit follow-up component, preparation for semi-annual reports to Congress, and advising the Department on legislation that might impact the IG community. His 32 years with DOJ have included auditing, program analysis, investigations, legal analyses and top management positions. After leaving the then Department of Health, Education and Welfare, he served with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Justice Management Division, and the Office of the Inspector General, and is the recipient of several Attorney General Awards.
After attending Wake Forest University, Schanz holds a BS in Political Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and a JD from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. he is a member of the Virginia State Bar and volunteered as a pro bono attorney for legal service organizations in the Washington DC area.