Social Security Administration Conference Expenditures in Fiscal Year 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 requires that the Social Security Administration (SSA) submit an annual report to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on the costs and contracting procedures related to conferences the Agency held in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 for which the cost to the United States exceeded $100,000.

The annual report should describe the conference’s purpose; the number of participants attending; a detailed statement of the costs of any beverages, audio-visual services, and employee or contractor travel to and from the conference; a discussion of the methodology used to determine which costs relate to the conference; and the contracting procedures used.

The Act also requires that SSA notify the OIG within 15 days the date, location, and number of employees attending a conference held by the Agency for which the cost exceeded $20,000.

The objective of this report was to assess the Agency’s compliance with conference reporting requirements under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013.