Beyond the Numbers

Inspector General Testifies on Direct Deposit of Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Social Security Benefits
It is up to each Social Security beneficiary to help prevent identity theft and benefit fraud by closely guarding personally identifiable information.

Reporting Fraud: Details Make the Difference

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Filing Allegation
When it comes to fraud reporting, details are critically important. The more details you can give us, the better the outcome.

Some Additional Thoughts on How (and Why) We Do What We Do

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, August 31, 2012
SSA OIG
We continue to work hard to protect the Social Security Administration’s programs and its employees.

Social Security's OIG Responds to Concerns over Ammunition Procurement

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, August 16, 2012
SSA OIG
We address recent media reports regarding the organization’s purchase of ammunition for our special agents’ duty weapons.

OIG's Special Agents: Enforcing Federal Laws

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Monday, August 13, 2012
OIG Badge
Just like FBI or NCIS agents, our investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests. 

Pricey Penalties for Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Civil Monetary Penalties
People who lie to or conceal facts from SSA might keep receiving their benefits for a while. But if we find out, we can make them pay back not only the amount they stole, but a lot more.

Connecting with Capitol Hill: Our Relationship with Congress

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Friday, July 27, 2012
Capitol Hill
Communication between an Inspector General’s office and the U.S. Congress is more open and ongoing than you might think. 

Congress Concerned with Death-Data Accuracy

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Computer Data
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn reacts to an OIG report on the integrity of SSA's death records. 

Violence Near Massachusetts Social Security Office

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Caution Tape
Massachusetts incident highlights OIG concern for federal employee workplace safety.

Audit Highlight: The Role of National Hearing Centers

Posted by: The Office of External Relations
DATE:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Audit Report
Starting with this post, we're going to blog occasionally about an Office of Audit report that gets a lot of interest online.

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