About Us

Office of Retirement and Disability Policy

The Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP) is the principal advisor to the Commissioner of Social Security on major policy issues and comprises five offices, as outlined in our organization chart.

Research & Policy Analysis

The research and policy analysis information on this website is the result of a collaborative effort primarily between two ORDP offices—the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support; and the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics. We work together to conduct research and policy analysis and disseminate the results in a variety of publications available on this website.

We also fund a variety of extramural projects and grants, including the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium.

For information on the microsimulation model we use in some of our research, visit our MINT Overview.

Statistics

The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics is the agency's source for statistics on the OASDI and SSI programs and the earnings of the working and beneficiary populations. We provide all the statistics and data on this website except for the National Beneficiary Survey: Disability Statistics, which is provided by the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support.

Below are our annual reports to the Office of Management and Budget required under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA).

2016   2015   2014   2013   2012
2011   2010   2009

Errata Policy

As a federal statistical agency, it is ORES' policy to correct factual errors that impair data interpretation in our research or statistical material. Corrections will be posted as an errata within the affected publication on our website (https://www.ssa.gov/policy/).