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Report Summary - A-13-04-24081

Report Summary
Social Security Administration
Office of the Inspector General

Congressional Response Report: Allegations of Mismanagement at the Falls Church, Virginia Office of Hearings and Appeals (A-13-04-24081)

Our objective was to determine whether applicable policies and procedures were followed in addressing an employee's allegations of mismanagement. Specifically, we determined whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) was involved in any illegal activity or gross mismanagement relating to an SSA employee's concerns communicated to the Subcommittee on Social Security.

In a December 4, 2003 letter, Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. requested that we review an SSA employee's concerns to ensure there was no illegal activity or gross mismanagement with respect to those concerns. SSA's Office of Hearings and Appeals located in Falls Church, Virginia, was the focus of the employee's concerns.

We reviewed the concerns alleged by the employee. We determined that SSA followed the applicable policies and procedures in addressing the employee's allegations of mismanagement, therefore, we do not plan to review this issue further.

No recommendations were made.

This report contains information that is sensitive and confidential. For security reasons, distribution of this report was limited to those with a need to know.

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