Cuts Weakening Social Security Administration ServicesBy refita
An announcement from President-elect Trump’s transition team hints that the incoming administration may be more open to changes in Social Security than the Republican suggested on the campaign trail, if personnel is any guide. These include our partnership with the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine to revise our disability guidelines to reflect the most up-to-date medical knowledge; our collaboration with the Department of Labor to update our occupational information; and our partnership with the research community, for example the Disability Research Consortium, to refine our policy development.
FMA was originally organized to represent the interests of civil service managers and supervisors in the Department of Defense and has since branched out to include some 35 different federal departments and agencies including many managers and supervisors within the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Key Republican aides met with the Social Security Administration’s internal investigator on Thursday to discuss lingering concerns that the agency’s aging data center will not be able to manage an increasing workload as millions more baby boomers retire.
The US has refused to enter into a social security agreement with India, something that New Delhi has been pursuing for over a decade, which would have benefited lakhs hundreds of thousands of Indian workers who have worked or working there on short-tem visas.
My name is Kathy Meinhardt and I am here today representing the nearly 800 managers in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in my role as Principle Executive Officer for the Federal Managers Association Chapter 275.