Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number

In Fiscal Year 2016, SSA issued over 16 million original and replacement Social Security number (SSN) cards. In addition, for Tax Year 2015, the Agency received and processed about 266 million wage items, totaling approximately $6.3 trillion in earnings.

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. 

We oversee SSA's efforts to meet these missions through the following reports.

Universities' Use of Social Security Numbers as Student Identifiers in Region X

DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
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Congressional Response Report: Follow-up of Federal Agencies' Controls over the Access, Disclosure, and Use of Social Security Numbers by External Entities

DATE: Monday, February 28, 2005
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Universities' Use of Social Security Numbers as Student Identifiers in Region VII

DATE: Monday, January 31, 2005
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Universities' Use of Social Security Numbers as Student Identifiers in Region IV

DATE: Thursday, December 9, 2004
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Proper Disposal of Sensitive Documents at the Social Security Administration's Headquarters (Limited Distribution)

DATE: Wednesday, November 17, 2004
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Employers with the Most Suspended Wage Items in the 5-Year Period 1997 through 2001

DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2004
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Congressional Response Report: Survey of Educational Institutions' Issuance of Work Authorization Documents to Foreign Students

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2004
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Theft of Electronic Data

DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Field Offices' Compliance with Policies and Procedures When Processing Noncitizen Social Security Number Applications

DATE: Monday, August 30, 2004
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Compliance with Policies and Procedures When Processing Noncitizen Social Security Number Applications at Foreign Service Posts

DATE: Monday, August 30, 2004
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