A provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that aims to improve SSA program administration recently went into effect.
We review the major challenges facing SSA and discuss how we will oversee and assist efforts to address these challenges.
The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 includes several provisions designed to support IG oversight efforts.
The proposed legislation follows an OIG report that examined how often SSA uses full SSNs on letters mailed to beneficiaries and the public.
The OIG plays a critical role in overseeing SSA’s efforts to secure its information systems and protect Americans’ personal information.
Underpayments, or funds that SSA should have paid but did not, are just as important to us as overpayments, which is when SSA pays too much.
SSA continues to support the expansion of Electronic Death Registration across the country to improve death record accuracy.
An OIG-recommended Social Security initiative identifies deceased Social Security beneficiaries, stops their benefits, and refers possible fraud for investigation.
Can you live outside the United States and receive Social Security benefits? It’s a commonly asked question, and it’s an issue we addressed in a recent audit report.
SSA’s programs are vast and complex, so in the OIG, we have a lot of areas to review—but how do we come up with specific audits?