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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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SSA facing potential budget cuts, IT delays

Agency officials say the House's proposed budget could mean furloughs and layoffs. Reduced funding also could slow the construction of SSA's new data center. Officials say the current computer center poses a high risk for outages that would impact critical operations.

Tags: management , technology , GSA , House Ways and Means Committee , budget cuts , furloughs , national computer center , AFGE , Patrick O'Carroll , Kelly Croft , David Foley , Witold Skwierczynski , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 08:02am EST
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Causey: What you should know in case of a shutdown

Mike Causey discusses the last shutdown and lessons learned in case it happens again.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , Mike Causey , budget , Dorobek Insider , furlough

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:13pm EST
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SSA sets up e-mail for regulatory suggestions

As the president calls on agencies to streamline its regulatory process, the Social Security Administration has set up an e-mail account to take ideas from the public.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , e-mail , regulation reform , Barack Obama , open gov , Gov 2.0

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 11:00am EST

Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , USPS , pay rates , pension , downsizing , Interior , GSA , Commerce , High-3

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation , Barbara Ashe , HHS , NIH , FDA , NIST , Cyber Security Command Center , health care reform

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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SSA continues to face daunting IT challenges

The Social Security Administration continues to face several IT management challenges -- none bigger than its move to a new data center.

Tags: collaboration , Collaboration Center , VOIP , Social Security Administration , Patrick O'Carroll

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 06:00am EST
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