Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

In Fiscal Year 2013, SSA assigned approximately 5.8 million original Social Security numbers (SSNs) and issued about 10.3 million replacement SSN cards. In the same fiscal year, SSA also recorded approximately $689 billion in employment taxes related to earnings under assigned SSNs. 

Assigning SSNs only to those individuals authorized to obtain them, protecting information once the numbers are assigned, and accurately posting earnings reported under SSNs are critical SSA missions. 

These investigations and reports describe our efforts to meet these missions. 

Management Advisory Report: R-1 Religious Workers' Use of Social Security Numbers

DATE: Monday, March 9, 2009
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Assignment of Social Security Numbers to Individuals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa

DATE: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Earnings Records with Multiple Employer Identification Numbers

DATE: Monday, January 5, 2009
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Effectiveness of Educational Correspondence to Employers

DATE: Monday, December 15, 2008
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Social Security Number Misuse for Work and the Impact on the Social Security Administration's Master Earnings File

DATE: Monday, September 29, 2008
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Controls Over the Social Security Administration's Celebrity File (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Effectiveness of the Social Security Statement in Correcting Earnings Records

DATE: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Social Security Cards Mailed to the Social Security Administration's Field Offices

DATE: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Follow-up: The Social Security Administration's Internal Use of Employees' Social Security Numbers

DATE: Monday, June 9, 2008
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Personally Identifiable Information Made Available to the General Public Via the Death Master File

DATE: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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