Posted: April 7, 2014
We need your input to help us make Social Security a more open agency. If you have ideas about how we can improve our commitment to open government, make sure to share them with us on our Open Government online collaboration forum. If you have ideas, insight or recommendations regarding the kinds of data sets we release, and how you plan to use this data, make sure to share them on our Open Data Engagement Forum.
Our agency has released its Agency Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2014 through 2018. This plan is a blueprint for our agency, as we make bold changes in technology and enhance our service delivery to the public.
We established five strategic goals for the coming years: deliver innovative, quality services; strengthen the integrity of our programs; serve the public through a stronger, more responsive disability program; build a model workforce to deliver quality service; and ensure reliable, secure, and efficient information technology services.
Posted: February 18, 2014
We’re revising our Open Government Plan and we’d like your input. Social Security established the Office of Open Government to develop and implement a plan outlining the agency’s open government goals, objectives, and supporting activities. We developed and published two plans (June 2010 and September 2012) based on input from the public, our employees, open government advocates and other stakeholders. Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin added her personal commitment to openness principles and actions in a 2013 message.
It is now time to reflect on our plan, our accomplishments, and to focus on our continuing efforts toward transparency; public participation in the policies and decisions of the agency; and collaboration with employees, partners, advocates, and the people we serve. We want your ideas about the actions that the agency should take to be build greater transparency, participation, and collaboration into our processes. We will be meeting with employees, partners, and advocates in the coming months. In addition to those meetings, we invite you to share your ideas, and respond to ideas shared by others at our online collaboration site. If you prefer, please e-mail your ideas to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be incorporating your ideas and feedback into a draft document that will also be available for comment.
Posted: January 16, 2014
Are you interested in working? Do you want to see how Ticket to Work and other work incentives might be able to help you take the next step towards financial independence? With the right opportunities and supports, many people can earn a higher standard of living by going to work and leaving benefits. If you’re interested in learning more, sign-up to attend the Social Security’s Ticket to Work January 22 webinar on Financial Independence to learn more about the program!
Posted: January 6, 2014
Over the past few years, this Administration released troves of valuable data that were previously hard to access in areas such as health, energy, education, public safety, and global development. Social Security has 69 datasets available as part of our open government program. Citizens, businesses, and other governmental and non-profit organizations need and use data and its related information for variety of purposes, including making decisions about their lives, businesses, and organizations.
Under President Obama’s leadership we are working to enhance the accessibility and usefulness of our data while continuing to ensure privacy and security. Please visit our new Open Data web page and give us your ideas on: how you have used, or plan to use, our data; your ideas for prioritizing new data releases; and any recommendations to make our formats and metadata easier to use.
Posted: December 31, 2013
Social Security’s Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report (AFR) is now available. The report provides information enabling Congress, the President, and the public to assess our stewardship over the financial resources entrusted to us, our performance as an organization, our achievements and our initiatives and challenges. It includes the annual audited financial statements required under the Chief Financial Officers Act.
This year marks the twenty-seventh year we have published audited financial statements and the twentieth straight year that we have received an unmodifed opinion on our financial statements.
Read the report
Posted: December 16, 2013
Join Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program on December 18th at 3:00p.m. EST for a special webinar, “Working from Home with Ticket to Work.” If you or someone you know is receiving Social Security disability benefits and is interested in working from home, register for this free webinar today.
Posted: November 19, 2013
Do you have questions about the reintroduction of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs? Join Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program for a live Facebook Q&A following our webinar, “Ticket to Work: Benefits Counseling, Protection, and Advocacy.” Get answers to your questions and learn about the services available to you!
Join us on 11/20 at 4:30p.m. EST on our Facebook page
Posted: November 18, 2013
Join Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program on November 20th at 3:00p.m. EST for a special webinar on the reintroduction of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs. If you or someone you know is receiving Social Security disability benefits and is interested in working, register for this free webinar today!
The Administration is committed to creating an open and transparent government through the following initiatives: