Audit Reports

SSA Authorized to Use Payroll Data to Improve Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Electronic Data
A provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that aims to improve SSA program administration recently went into effect.

3 OIG Oversight Areas for 2017

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Oversight
We review the major challenges facing SSA and discuss how we will oversee and assist efforts to address these challenges.

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 Calls for Removal of Social Security Numbers from SSA Mailings

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Mailings
The proposed legislation follows an OIG report that examined how often SSA uses full SSNs on letters mailed to beneficiaries and the public.  

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.

OIG Auditors Find SSA Underpaid Widow(er)s by Estimated $224 Million

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Underpayments Audit
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.

Cases of Mistaken Death Reports Low but Costly

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Death Certificate
SSA continues to support the expansion of Electronic Death Registration across the country to improve death record accuracy.

How SSA and the OIG Investigate Deceased Payee Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
An OIG-recommended Social Security initiative identifies deceased Social Security beneficiaries, stops their benefits, and refers possible fraud for investigation.

How International Residency Affects Your Social Security Benefits

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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.

6 Ways the OIG Develops Audit Topics

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 16, 2015
Audit Topics
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?

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