A Message to All SSA Employees from the Acting Commissioner

To All SSA Employees:

As we continue to manage the current challenges of the government shutdown and this time of great uncertainty, I want to take the opportunity to express my well wishes and personal concern for you and your families.  I recognize that this is a very difficult time for everyone.  

For those who are faithfully working daily to provide limited services to the public – please accept my sincere thanks. Your contributions are invaluable.  For the members of the staff who unfortunately remain on furlough status at this time, please know that you have my continued personal commitment to returning to full operation as soon as we are able.     

I want to thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to serving the American public.  Your steadfast and unwavering faith in the mission of our agency is clearly what will help us to weather the challenges currently facing us.  One of my former colleagues often said  that tough times don’t last, but strong people do.   Let’s hold onto that thought as we move forward together.  

Carolyn W. Colvin
Acting Commissioner