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SSA claims process vulnerable to wasteful spending

The Social Security Administration's process for citizens to file claims can create just as much wasteful spending as intentional fraud.

Tags: management , House Ways and Means Committee , Joseph Dirago , improper payments , Vern Buchanan , Patrick O'Carroll Jr., , Carolyn Colvin , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 06:59pm EDT

Tips to get "Ticket to Work" on the road

Find out what changes The Social Security Administration needs to make to one of its programs. Daniel Bertoni is the director of education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues at GAO.

Tags: In Depth , management , Ticket to Work , GAO , Daniel Bertoni

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:03pm EDT
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Hiring reform underway at the SSA

Get a better picture of how other agencies are handling hiring reform. Dr. Reginald Wells is the Chief human capital officer at the Social Security Administration.

Tags: In Depth , management , hiring reform , Dr. Reginald Wells

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 06:22pm EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoJ , Smithsonian , State , pay and benefits , defense , budget , 2011 budget , Air Force , hiring

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CMS , DoD , VA , DHS , improper payments , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Harry Reid , Jim Moran , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , AFGE , DoT , FAA , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
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CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , GAO , CMS , HUD , HHS , improper payments , recovery auditing , predictive modeling , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Shutdown averted...or not?

This week's show focuses on the continuing possibility of a government shutdown. Guests include Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times and AFGE's Witold Skwierczynski.
March 2, 2011

Tags: shutdown , budget , AFGE , Federal Times , Witold Skwierczynski , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Your Turn , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , management

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 11:33am EST
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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 , Michael Astrue , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , continuing resolution , Jason Miller

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

Do you know your social security benefits?

Lester Austin, senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, joins the show to discuss retirement, social security benefits, and Medicare.
February 28, 2011

Tags: Social Security , Lester Austin , John Elliott , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , pay and benefits

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:03pm EST
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