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Industry, Workforce

For Some, Retirement Just Means a Different Kind of Work

October 27, 2022

Via: Government Executive

What are you going to do after you retire? For some federal employees, the answer is, “I’m going to work!” If you’re fortunate to be eligible to retire from federal service in your 50s, you might be able to continue […]


Federal, Policy

Why Social Security checks are about to get a lot bigger

October 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Tens of millions of older Americans are getting the biggest raise of their lifetimes. The U.S. government announced Thursday that Social Security beneficiaries will see an 8.7% increase in monthly payments this upcoming year, the largest increase in four decades. […]


Industry, Workforce

Lawmakers Are Calling for Permanent Leadership at Social Security

October 6, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Agroup of 16 Senate Democrats last week urged President Biden to nominate a permanent commissioner of the Social Security Administration, attributing persistent workforce issues at the agency in part to the lack of Senate-confirmed leadership. The Social Security Administration has […]


Federal, Policy

Yellen: Urgent action needed on debt limit, rejects $1T coin

October 5, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that Oct. 18 remains the date she is likely to run out of resources to stave off an unprecedented default on the nation’s debt without congressional action to raise the debt limit. She […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How do Americans feel about federal tech?

September 16, 2021

Via: FCW

Sixty-eight percent of Americans agree that investments in federal IT are usually worth it, according to a new national survey by MeriTalk and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey probes how the government has fared in […]


Federal, Policy

US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

April 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020 tax […]


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

Why Trump’s payroll tax holiday may be a lose-lose for workers and their firms

September 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

It’s been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral took effect – and large employers so far seem to have little appetite for the holiday. Starting on Sept. 1, employers could defer collection of the 6.2% tax […]


Federal, Policy

The payroll tax deferral takes effect Sept. 1. What it really means for your paycheck

August 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Workers who participate in President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral will see a temporary increase in their take-home pay, but they’ll likely see smaller paychecks in early 2021. Sept. 1 marks the first day of Trump’s payroll tax deferral for […]


Federal, Policy

Administrative Law Judges Union Accuses Social Security of Illegal Implementation of Contract

August 11, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Association of Administrative Law Judges accused the Social Security Administration of breaking federal labor law when it implemented a partial union contract on Monday. Union representatives said that the agency’s move flies in the face of the ground rules […]


Federal, Policy

Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

May 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering another way to get more money to struggling Americans by letting them take an advance on their Social Security benefits. Many Americans are eager for more financial help from the effects of the coronavirus […]


Cybersecurity

Up to 4.8 million Social Security numbers compromised in 10-state breach

March 27, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Personal information and Social Security numbers tied to as many as 4.8 million accounts hosted on a multi-state job board system were compromised between Feb. 20 and March 14, America’s Job Link Alliance (AJLA) revealed this week. The hacker created an […]


Cybersecurity

Trump Advisor: ‘Enormous’ Amount of Money Being Ripped Off In Social Security By Hackers

October 6, 2016

Via: CRN

When electronic government systems anonymously handle money and identities, it seems fraud is bound to follow. That’s the warning from retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, now a national security advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Flynn said that […]


Cybersecurity

Is Social Security concealing IT risk?

May 27, 2016

Via: FCW

The Social Security Administration presents an inviting target for hackers. But IT officials maintain that so far at least, outsiders have not been able to find their way in. As a precaution, SSA employs penetration testers — outsiders who try […]