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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.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Peter Spencer , Sean McCalley , Agency of the Month ,

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 11:14am EST
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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.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , COLA , DOL , government shutdown

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.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , COLA , Labor , government shutdown

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

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.

Tags: SSA IG , inspector general , OPM , fraud , Michael OConnell , oversight

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

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.

Tags: Dave Broomwell , Partnership for Pubic Service , Sammies 2013 , workforce , people , technology ,

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.

Tags: Social Security , Medicare ,

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.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Richard Gregg , Treasury , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , improper payments , Death Master File , information sharing , Marianna LaCanfora , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:49am EDT
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Why actuaries are important to your agency's financial success

Stephen Goss, chief actuary at the Social Security Administration, explains what an actuary actually does and how they can help agencies save money. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: actuary , Stephen Goss , Rise of the Money People , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/12/2013, 02:12pm EDT
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