Senior Staff

Steven W. Mason

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Steven W. Mason currently serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Social Security Administration (SSA). Mr. Mason started his law enforcement career in 1968 with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. After serving two years as an undercover vice investigator, he became a member of the United States Park Police. It was during this time that he completed his college education at American University with a degree in Administration of Justice. Mr. Mason began a career with the United States Secret Service in December 1975. While employed by the Secret Service, Mr. Mason held the following positions: Special Agent, Organized Crime Strike Force; Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Miami; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Vice Presidents Detail; Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge, Counterfeit Division; and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations.

In January 1998, after completing his career with the Secret Service, Mr. Mason was employed as the National Director of Security for Dunbar Armored, a large, national armored car company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. In June 1998 he returned to government service as a Special Agent, Office of Special Investigations, General Accounting Office, in Washington, D.C. In November 1998, Mr. Mason joined the SSA OIG as a Special Agent-in-Charge. Mr. Mason most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations--Field Operations, since 2000.
In May 2002, Mr. Mason graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a Master of Arts degree in Management. At that time, he was elected to Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society in Business Administration.
Throughout his government career, Mr. Mason has received numerous awards for his meritorious service.
Mr. Mason is married to Mary Noel Mason and they have four children.