Implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Effectively and Efficiently

The Recovery Act was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

As part of this legislation, Congress provided the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General with $2 million for oversight and audit of programs, projects and activities funded in this Act. Our audit work will assess whether funds were used for authorized purposes and also to identify instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse. Our audit work began in March 2009. These funds are available through September 30, 2012.

For information on all government agencies’ spending under this Act, please visit www.recovery.gov.

Access more information about OIG’s efforts to implement the Recovery Act:

The Program of Requirements for the Social Security Administration’s New Data Center (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Friday, May 13, 2011
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The Social Security Administration's New Data Center Site Alternatives (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Economic Recovery Payments - Catch-Up Payments

DATE: Monday, January 10, 2011
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The Social Security Administration's Use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds to Administer Economic Recovery Payments

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Economic Recovery Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries

DATE: Friday, September 24, 2010
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Social Security Inspector General Report: SSA's Hiring Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

DATE: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Social Security Administration's Hiring Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

DATE: Monday, August 30, 2010
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The Social Security Administration's Response to Congressional Inquiry Concerning New Data Center Site Selection (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Friday, August 27, 2010
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Social Security Administration Computer Equipment Purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds

DATE: Friday, August 20, 2010
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Contractors' Reporting of Jobs Created Using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Dollars

DATE: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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