Joscelyn N. Funnié
Acting Counsel to the Inspector General
Joscelyn N. Funnié is currently on a temporary assignment as Acting Counsel to the Inspector General. After graduating from law school, Joscelyn began her career with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 1998 in the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Office of the Council to the Inspector General (OCIG). During her first 6 years with OCIG, Joscelyn assisted OIG in establishing its own personnel program and implementing enhancements to Civil Monetary Penalty Program. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in several Federal districts, including a multi-year appointment in the District of Nevada.
In 2007, Joscelyn served as the Acting Deputy Assistance Inspector General in OIG’s former Office of Resource Management. During this assignment, Joscelyn, among other responsibilities, managed the automation of several OIG processes, including training and hiring, as well as oversaw OIG budget activities and the acquisition of OIG first turnkey hardware system. Shortly thereafter, Joscelyn was selected to participate in OIG’s first Leadership Development Program and, from there, she was selected to participate in SSA’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (CDP).
While participating in the CDP, Joscelyn held positions such as the Acting Deputy Associate Commissioner (DAC) for Personnel, Acting Deputy ARC MOS in the Atlanta Region, Acting DAC in the Office of Disability Determinations (ODD), and Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
As the Acting DAC ODD, Joscelyn led the team that implemented the national strategy to address the unprecedented influx of disability claim receipts, which resulted from the down turn in the economy and baby boomers reaching their disability prone years. The team worked with all regions, the Office of Central Operations, all 54 State Disability Determination Services, and most SSA Headquarters components. Her team’s success directly impacted the American public and those abroad who receive disability benefits, by providing them with timely and accurate benefit determinations. By implementing the strategy ahead of schedule, 22,000 disability claims from around the nation where processed ahead of schedule.
Since her successful completion of the CDP, Joscelyn served as a staff attorney and the Associate Counsel for CMP Litigation in OCIG and, most recently, as the Acting Division Director for Anti-Fraud Policy and Planning in the newly established Office of Anti-Fraud Programs in SSA’s Office of Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management.
During her career with SSA, Joscelyn has received Commission, Inspector General, and other awards, including the Associate Commissioner’s Award for Transformational Leadership. Joscelyn graduated, cum laude, with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Baltimore’s (UB) School of Liberal Arts and magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from UB’s School of Law.