(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

The Social Security Administration said it would begin to incrementally bring more staff back to work in person at its field offices, as senators say the…

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

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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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SSA announces more agencywide telework changes

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Telework will remain for NTEU’s SSA workforce, impasse panel rules

The Federal Service Impasses Panel ordered an existing telework program remain for some 2,100 attorneys, decision writers and other employees at the Social…

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Commerce IG auditing Census Bureau’s cybersecurity ahead of 2020 count

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Commerce Department’s inspector general is running an audit of the bureau’s cybersecurity measures.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, photograph, an airman with the Royal Saudi Air Force walks away from a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane near Mukalla, Yemen, at an airport now serving as a military base for the United Arab Emirates. The port city of Mukalla, once held by al-Qaida, shows how fractious Yemen is and will remain even if the Saudi-led war in the country ends in an uneasy peace for the Arab world's poorest nation. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Air Force grounds over 100 C-130s due to cracks in wing joints

In today’s Federal Newscast, 123 C-130 planes are being temporarily removed from service after atypical cracks were discovered.

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