We are required by law to update Congress twice a year on our efforts to oversee the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) programs and operations and to combat Social Security fraud, waste, and abuse. We do this through two Semiannual Reports to Congress.
Transparency and Accountability
Forty years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Inspector General Act, IGs remain a robust tool in the fight against government fraud and waste.
Lawmakers recently introduced legislation to improve SSA's management and oversight of the representative payee program.
Four numbers that highlight our investigative, audit, and legal accomplishments from the recent reporting period.
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.
The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 includes several provisions designed to support IG oversight efforts.
The Senate recently passed a bipartisan resolution that designates July 30, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
The OIG plays a critical role in overseeing SSA’s efforts to secure its information systems and protect Americans’ personal information.
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