For this report, our objective was to report internal control weaknesses, noncompliance issues, and unallowable costs identified in the single audit to SSA for resolution action.
Improve Transparency and Accountability
SSA beneficiaries have a variety of ways to initiate a direct deposit change. Beneficiaries can request changes by calling or visiting an SSA field office, by calling SSA's 800-number, through SSA's Internet and automated 800-number applications, or through their financial institution (auto-enrollment). Beneficiaries can also receive their monthly payments via Direct Express.
In this report, our objective was to determine the effectiveness of controls over direct deposit account changes initiated in SSA field offices.
The General Services Administration manages thousands of Federal buildings. SSA leases approximately 29 million square feet of space from GSA. A Memorandum of Understanding, with a period of performance from Fiscal Year 2004 to 2013, exists between GSA and SSA.
This review sought to determine what critical elements are not clear or are missing from the April 2003 MoU between GSA and SSA.
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury today indicted Samuel Morales, age 54, of Severn, Maryland, on charges of theft of government property, illegal possession of a weapon and illegal possession of a weapon not identified by a serial number.
Individuals claiming Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments may appoint a representative to act on his or her behalf in matters before the Agency, including the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). An authorized representative may seek SSA’s authorization for the fee he/she wants to charge and collect by following one of two mutually exclusive processes: (1) a fee agreement filed before the favorable decision is rendered or (2) a fee petition, generally filed when services have ended.
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We designed the reviews described in the Audit Work Plan to address those areas that are most vulnerable to fraud, waste, and abuse. Since 1997, we have provided our perspective on the top challenges facing Agency management to the Congress, Social Security Administration, and other key decisionmakers. For Fiscal Year 2013, the Office of the Inspector General has identified the following management challenges.
This 2012 Performance Report focuses on the Office of the Inspector General's results for the second year of our Fiscal Year 2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan. We evaluate our progress using 15 performance measures determined by a framework of three goals: Impact, Value, and People.
For FY 2012, we successfully met the targets for all 15 of the performance measures.