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19 agencies receive accountability awards

Agencies with a track record in financial transparency were recognized at an award reception Wednesday, hosted by AGA.

Tags: CEAR , accountability , financial transparency

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 10:42am EDT

Gerald Ray, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Appellate Operations, SSA

If any agency operates in the spotlight, it's the Social Security Administration. Its work touches every American, as it deals with millions of claims for retirement and disability every year. On a special Federal Drive live from the Government Performance Summit, Gerald Ray, the deputy executive director of SSA's Office of Appellate Operations, joined Tom Temin to talk more about performance in action.

Tags: Gerald Ray , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/04/2015, 10:39am EDT
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How can Social Security add GREEN to your retirement cash flow?

Lester Austin, retired senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answerS your Social Security and retirement questions.
March 16, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Social Security , Lester Austin , file and suspend , windfall elimination provision , Bob Leins , John Elliott , NITP

Monday - 03/16/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Social Security extends hours at field offices

The Social Security Administration says a budget increase this year will allow it to keep field offices open an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March.

Tags: SSA , budget

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 05:30pm EST

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security and retirement questions.
October 20, 2014

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

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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Bill Zielinski, Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has found a new home for all of its data. The agency recently unveiled its new National Support Data Center in Urbana, Maryland. The 300,000 square foot facility replaces the 30-year-old Woodlawn facility that couldn't adapt to changing technology or meet electricity requirements. Chief Information Officer Bill Zielinski joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Bill Zielinski , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , data storage , Technology , SSA

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:50pm EDT
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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Tags: Technology , disability claims , McKinsey & Co. , Terrie Gruber

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:23am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Buying an annuity from the Social Security Administration is one way for federal employees to bolster their retirement income. And yes, you heard that right, you can buy a Social Security annuity. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She says on In Depth with Francis Rose the cost of the annuity depends on how patient you are.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , NITP , retirement ,

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, senior VP, ICF International

The Social Security Administration says its new $300 million IT system still doesn't work. SSA wants to replace outdated computer systems that contribute to its backlog of disability claims. The agency says outside consultants will try to get the project back on track, but it still has no idea when it will be ready to launch. Jeff Neal is senior VP of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security. He's tells Francis Rose on In Depth that it's not just IT projects, but all types of federal contracts that can be where good ideas go to die.

Tags: DHS , Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:15pm EDT
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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration employees see the results of budget cuts and sequestration. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wrote in his column "Alice in Washington Wonderland" why these cuts apply to the federal workforce on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: IRS , budget , sequestration

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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