Andrew Saul

JOLIET, ILLINOIS / UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 1, 2015: One may apply for social security disability, retirement, and survivor benefits at the Social Security Administration Building in Joliet.

House Democrats lay out plans for Social Security after COVID

In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democrats have an idea of what the Social Security Administration should look like whenever the pandemic ends.

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Biden administration sets mid-July deadline to finalize agency reentry plans

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Labor relations at the Social Security Administration are going from bad to worse

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Medicare’s financial problems have gotten worse, and Social Security’s can’t be ignored forever. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senators growing frustrated with SSA’s closed offices, pandemic workarounds

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

SSA ‘aggressively worked’ to give IRS data to process 30M stimulus payments

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Your checks during coronavirus: A guide for federal employees and retirees

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Majority of SSA employees have or will soon begin full-time telework

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New SSA telework policies prompt criticism from employees, lawmakers

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Social Security to fire Chekhov’s pistol

The Social Security Administration wants to activate 80-year-old legal authority for hearing disability cases.

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SSA announces more agencywide telework changes

Social Security Administration leadership met with employees Monday to announce a series of changes to existing telework policies, but the new arrangements…

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Teleworking: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Officials considering federal telework program changes first might want to check the press clippings about the Social Security Administration’s decision, or read results of a survey of Education Department workers.

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