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Industry, Workforce

Social Security Administration asks for billions more dollars to do its job

November 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The Social Security Administration said the $400 million that Congress gave the agency through December is not enough to fix many of its workforce problems. To make long-term improvements, SSA said it will need the White House’s $14.8 billion budget […]


Federal, Policy

Social Security Warns Public of Declining Service if Congress Doesn’t Increase Funding

November 28, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Social Security Administration last week warned the public that unless Congress approves a $1.4 billion increase in funding for the agency in fiscal 2023, the agency’s customer service will continue to deteriorate. Over the last decade, Social Security has […]


Industry, Workforce

AFGE heightens calls for major SSA workforce improvements at union rally

October 27, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A group of union officials and Social Security Administration employees gathered outside SSA’s headquarters in Baltimore, to voice frustrations with a shrinking agency workforce, and some of the major fallouts from it. The American Federation of Government Employees organized the […]


Industry, Workforce

Sour labor relations continue to dot the government

January 28, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

For a group that says it’s committed to the federal workforce, the Biden administration sure is saddled with some lousy labor relations situations. You can’t really blame the administration, though. A couple of long-festering labor-management issues lie only partially within […]


Industry, Workforce

Unions press SSA leaders for a new contract, workplace safety plan

August 3, 2021

Via: FCW

The two top leaders at the Social Security Administration were fired weeks ago, but union leaders say it will take more action from the agency to repair strained labor-management relations. On July 9, President Joe Biden ousted Commissioner Andrew Saul […]


Industry, Workforce

Time for federal employees to return to the office, congressman says

May 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee is calling on federal employees to return to their offices, after the pandemic forced much of the workforce to telework for the last 15 months. “I write today to urge […]


Cybersecurity

Social Security scammers swindled $45 million from people last year. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim

March 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

You’ve probably received a phone call claiming your Social Security number has been compromised. For people who fall for such scams, the experience can add up to big financial losses. One elderly woman in Massachusetts lost more than $900,000 to […]


Federal, Policy

Teleworking success a mixed bag at SSA

July 17, 2017

Via: FCW

Does telework help or hurt productivity among federal workers? The short answer is, “it depends,” if an audit report by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General of the agency’s telework program is any indication. At the behest of […]


Uncategorized

Social Security takes a second crack at two-factor authentication

May 15, 2017

Via: FCW

Users of the Social Security Administration’s online services will use cell phones or an email message to get a one-time code to access their My Social Security accounts under a new agency plan to strengthen access security. The one-time code […]


Cybersecurity

SSA looks for cyber risk help

November 7, 2016

Via: FCW

A Social Security Administration request for information on the availability of cybersecurity and risk management services to protect SSA programs and systems. SSA is looking for services that will help it comply with the security requirements in the Office of […]


Cybersecurity

Social Security rolls back two-factor mandate

August 16, 2016

Via: FCW

The Social Security Administration is relaxing a recent security directive requiring beneficiaries to use two-factor authentication to log into personal accounts after complaints that the new restrictions hindered user access. The agency had established a policy of requiring My Social […]


Uncategorized

More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

April 29, 2016

Via: FCW

If you have ever received a notice in the mail from the Social Security Administration, odds are your Social Security number was on it. Of the 352 million notices the agency mailed last year, about 233 million included the recipients’ […]