On June 7th, the House Ways and Means Committee favorably reported H.R. 3784, the Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act.The bill would require SSA to provide a single point-of-contact for individuals faced with SSN-related identity theft. The legislation now moves to the full House for action.
Also on June 7th, the House Ways and Means Committee favorably reported H.R. 3667, the Social Security Child Protection Act of 2023. This bill would clarify situations in which SSA should issue a new SSN (and card) to certain children if the original mailed SSN card was lost or stolen. The legislation now moves to the full House.
On February 1, 2023, the House passed H.R.139, the Stopping Home Office Work’s Unproductive Problems Act of 2023 or the SHOW UP Act of 2023, by a roll call vote of 221-206. Among other things, the bill would require federal agencies to reinstate their 2019 pre-pandemic telework policies, and require any expansion of telework to be certified by the Office of Personnel Management as having a positive effect on the agency's mission and operational costs. The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration, where support is less certain.
- June 21, 2023 -- Testimony by Chad M. Poist, Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, and Management, Social Security Administration, before the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce on the agency's role in addressing post pandemic backlogs and delays at federal agencies.
- May 24, 2023 -- Testimony of Sean Brune, Deputy Commissioner for Systems and Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration, before the Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security on the agency's role in combatting identity fraud.
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