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Man charged in Arizona Social Security explosion

A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Arizona had researched how to construct a particular explosive that authorities say has been used in terrorist bomb plots, according to a criminal complaint.

Tags: ATFE , Abdullatif Ali Aldosary , FBI

Monday - 12/03/2012, 06:57pm EST

Customer satisfaction with e-government down slightly but near record highs

Satisfaction with federal e-government sites remained high throughout most of 2012, according to a quarterly report from ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index. On a 100-point scale, customer satisfaction with federal websites now sits at 75.3. That's actually down slightly from last quarter, which had set an all-time high, according to the latest report.

Tags: ForeSee , ACSI , e-government , customer satisfaction , HHS , federal websites , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/22/2012, 08:06pm EDT

Fed retirees to see 1.7 percent COLA increase in 2013

The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration. Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits this year after getting none the previous two years.

Tags: retirement , COLA , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 12:48pm EDT

SSA to close offices earlier to cut overtime

The Social Security Administration will begin closing its offices around the country 30 minutes early starting Nov. 19. A spokeswoman said "significantly less funding" than the agency requested forced it to adopt this tactic.

Tags: workforce , budget , continuing resolution , Kia Green

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:26am EDT

Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report.

Tags: disability benefits , Tom Coburn

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 11:04am EDT

OMB touts $4B in efficiency savings

Acting Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post today that agencies have met half of President Obama's goal to save $8 billion by the end of 2013.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , budget , efficiencies , Interior , USDA , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:00pm EDT

SSA offers early retirement to 9,000 employees

To be eligible, employees must have 20 years of creditable service and be at least 50 years of age, or have at least 25 years of creditable service at any age, including five years of civilian service, according to an SSA email to Federal News Radio.

Tags: buyouts , retirement

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 10:02am EDT

Inspector General: SSA sitting on $134 million in uncashed checks

The inspector general for the Social Security Administration estimated the agency is sitting on about $134 million for benefit checks that sit uncashed by recipients for more than a year - money subsequently returned to the agency. But the IG report found most of the recipients who didn't cash their checks are still eligible for the assistance and the SSA could take additional steps to ensure they receive them.

Tags: Dean Landis , improper payments , SSA IG , Jack Moore , management , oversight

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 07:58pm EDT
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