Transparency and Accountability

How and What We Report to Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, July 1, 2019
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...

The Inspector General Act: 40 Years Later

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Carter signing IG Act of 1978
Forty years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Inspector General Act, IGs remain a robust tool in the fight against government fraud and waste.

Congress Moves to Strengthen Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Senior Care
Lawmakers recently introduced legislation to improve SSA's management and oversight of the representative payee program.

4 Numbers to Know from the OIG’s Fall Semiannual Report

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall Semiannual Report to Congress
Four numbers that highlight our investigative, audit, and legal accomplishments from the recent reporting period.

Congress Focuses on SSA’s Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Handshake
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.

New Law Strengthens Inspector General Independence

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Legislation
The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 includes several provisions designed to support IG oversight efforts.

Congress Supports, Encourages Whistleblower Efforts

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Whistleblower
The Senate recently passed a bipartisan resolution that designates July 30, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

SSA Cybersecurity a Priority for the OIG, Congress

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Cybersecurity
The OIG plays a critical role in overseeing SSA’s efforts to secure its information systems and protect Americans’ personal information.

Inspector General O’Carroll Joins National Academy of Public Administration

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, December 7, 2015
Pat O'Carroll
NAPA is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization, chartered by Congress to help government agencies address critical management challenges.

Securing and Protecting Social Security Fraud Allegations

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Data Protection
We take data protection and privacy rights seriously, so everything you submit through our website is fully encrypted.

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