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 seven offices that are outlined in our organization chart.
Research & Policy Analysis
The research and policy analysis information on this website is the result of a collaborative effort among three ORDP offices—the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support, the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES), and the Office of Retirement Policy. All three offices work together to conduct research and policy analysis and disseminate the results of their research in a variety of publications that are available on this website.
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).
The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics also funds two extramural research programs—the Retirement Research Consortium and the Disability Research Consortium—as well as several research grants.