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More changes at SSA: CIO resigns; OPM's Zielinski returns

Frank Baitman will resign as CIO from the agency in August. His decision comes a few weeks after agency commissioner reorganized the agency's IT functions. OPM's Bill Zielinski also is returning to SSA to be the San Francisco regional commissioner.

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , Bill Zielinski , Kelly Croft , OPM , SSA , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:14am EDT

SSA budget constraints prompt reorganization

A number of functions will move out of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer, according to an email obtained by Federal News Radio. SSA is looking for ways to address funding reductions in its 2011 budget.

Tags: SSA , budget , management , technology , people , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/27/2011, 01:39pm EDT

"Sheer panic" spurs growth at SSA

A review of the Social Security Administrations' budget may hold some solutions for your agency. Michael Astrue is the Commissioner of Social Security

Tags: In Depth , budget , Social Security Administration ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , SSA , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , continuing resolution , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST

SSA speeds up the fast-track process

New rules will help reduce the time it takes to decide applications for disability benefits from those persons with the most severe disabilities. Commissioner Michael Astrue explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , SSA , Fast Track , Jamie Blanco

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Thinking small: SSA finds solutions to backlog of cases

SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue has taken extra funding, both from Congress' annual appropriations and from the Recovery Act, and invested in staffing and technology to fight the case backlog, Government Executive reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , SSA , management , backlog , recession

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 03:24pm EDT

SSA takes state furloughs to Congress

The Social Security Administration organizes and funds state disability programs, yet states have begun furloughs of these employees. SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue discusses what is behind this trend and why his agency is proposing a law to stop it.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , SSA , furlough , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 09:39am EDT
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SSA staying on top of claims increase

Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.

Tags: management , technology , Bob Filner , Linda Sanchez , Patrick O'Carroll , SSA , GAO , House Ways and Means Committee , disability benefits , claims processing

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Social Security drug benefit up, with a twist

In case the prospect of nearly $4,000 in prescription assistance isn't enough to perk up low-income seniors, the government is using '60s singer Chubby Checker to publicize "the twist" in the Medicare drug program.

Tags: SSA , Chubby Checker , best practices , mngt

Friday - 01/08/2010, 10:40am EST
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