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SSA offering early-outs in 2014

The early-out offer at the Social Security Administration is one of the first this year in government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could open up the promotion pipeline for younger, mid-career employees and jump-start early retirement offers in other agencies too. So how are things in your office?

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:00am EST

How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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IG helps SSA save and recover millions of dollars

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, SSA Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll explains how his office is helping the agency save millions of dollars.

Friday - 11/15/2013, 10:56am EST
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SSA shares lessons learned in tight budget climate

In part two of our Agency of the Month interview with Peter Spencer, deputy commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality and Management at the Social Security Administration, Spencer says lessons learned in 2013 will help the agency moving forward in 2014 and beyond.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 11:14am EST
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SSA adjusting to 2014 budget pressures

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Peter Spencer discusses how budget uncertainty is negatively impacting the agency.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:40am EDT
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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent in 2014; increase among lowest in years

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:04pm EDT

2014 COLA to rise 1.5 percent

The Social Security Administration announced Wednesday morning that the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2014 will rise 1.5 percent.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 07:02am EDT

Estimates point to slight COLA hike

Preliminary figures suggest next year's benefit increase will be roughly 1.5 percent, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The increase will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, haven't gone up much in the past year.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 12:35pm EDT

Shutdown delays COLA announcement

Millions of federal retirees will have to wait to find out the size of next year's cost-of-living adjustment. The Labor Department says it won't report inflation statistics on time this month, which will delay the Social Security Administration's COLA calculation.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 01:11pm EDT

Shutdown sparks furlough confusion, unanswered questions

With day one of the government shutdown over, furlough notices are out and some feds have been sent home. But the answers aren't as clear cut as they might seem, as employees at one federal agency have discovered.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 01:06pm EDT
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2013 Causey Award Winner - Reginald F. Wells

Through Reginald Wells' leadership, the Social Security Administration has stayed in the top 10 of its category in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings since 2007.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:00am EDT

Investigators: 36k got improper disability pay

Congressional investigators: 36,000 workers got $1.3 billion in improper disability payments

Monday - 09/16/2013, 05:40am EDT

Man to serve 15 years for sending threatening mail to feds

An Arkansas man will serve 15 years in prison without parole for sending three threatening letters to federal employees and a federal district judge.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 12:47pm EDT

What's your state of residence?

Tax attorneys David DeJong and Eric Rollinger discuss how different state taxes affect your federal benefits.
August 26, 2013

Monday - 08/26/2013, 07:48pm EDT
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Coming Up: Your 'my Social Security'

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
August 19, 2013

Monday - 08/19/2013, 10:44pm EDT
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Man collects $340K in deceased mother's federal benefits

After his mother died in 1999, a Washington, D.C. man continued to collect Social Security retirement benefits and Office of Personnel Management annuity checks for 15 years.

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:44pm EDT

Your 'my Social Security'

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
July 15, 2013

Monday - 07/15/2013, 10:44pm EDT
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Partnership honors SSA's own 'Steve Jobs'

The Partnership for Public Service named Dave Broomell, the project manager at the Social Security Administration's Chicago Region office, a 2013 Service to America Medal finalist in the Citizen Services category. The award recognizes feds who have made significant contributions in the area of citizen services.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 10:53am EDT
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Social Security and Medicare trustees report due

Trustees for Social Security and Medicare will release their annual report Friday on the state of finances for the government's two biggest benefit programs.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 07:26am EDT

Do Not Pay list lacks data as implementation nears

Senate lawmakers are promising to change the laws to let agencies have easier access to the Death Master File and other key databases. Starting June 1, agencies must check the Do Not Pay list before issuing any money.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:49am EDT
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