Teri Donaldson was sworn in as inspector general at the Energy Department, after being confirmed by the Senate in early January.

Donaldson was sworn in Jan. 23 to head the Office of Inspector General, after being confirmed by the Senate Jan. 2 at the end of the 115th Congress, an Energy Department spokeswoman told Bloomberg Environment.

The Office of Inspector General is charged with bringing to justice those who commit crimes against the agency,...