Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.
The Office of Personnel Management wants to promote a healthy lifestyle for all Federal employees. Experts say one key is paying close attention to the food we eat. Along those lines, an unusual and first-ever, cooking competition was held in the OPM Cafeteria.
Social Security CIO: potential to be an e-business is too great to pass up. April 22, 2010
Medical records, logs and patient information are still kept on paper at Social Security Administration employee health clinics. But not for long. The SSA is developing an electronic health record platform. Officials will test a…
Federal contractors are about to become the first mandatory users of the E-Verify system under a soon-to-be issued federal regulation. Is E-Verify ready?
Dr. Reginald Wells Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources May 27, 2009
CONNECT, a free software that unites private and public health organizations with the federal government, is proving to be a valuable tool in the world of health information technology. Several federal agencies like the DOD,…
Complaint filed accusing EMC Corp. of failing to disclose its commercial pricing practices during negotiation of its GSA contracts and of providing improper payments
Michael Astrue Commissioner March 2nd and 4th, 2009
The Baltimore-based agency got $1 billion in the federal stimulus package. Half is intended for the computer project and the other half for reducing a backlog in disability claim processing.
By February 28, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will demonstrate the nationwide health information network with
Retirees who want to figure out their benefits have a first-rated online service at their fingertips. The Social Security Administration recently received top accolades for its new online retirement estimator. Commissioner of Social Security Michael…