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Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

ORES is responsible for:

  • Conducting policy relevant research and evaluation and sponsoring the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium and other extramural research;
  • Conducting in-depth analyses of Social Security solvency proposals;
  • Preparing quick-turnaround analyses on critical issues for the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, and other agency officials;
  • Providing statistical data on OASDI and SSI program benefits, payments, covered workers, and other indicators;
  • Sponsoring special-purpose survey data collections and studies to improve data for research and statistics related to social security issues;
  • Developing links between administrative record data and survey data for use in Social Security research and policy analysis;
  • Developing and operating microsimulation models that estimate the distributional effects of proposed changes in Social Security programs;
  • Disseminating research and statistical material through our website; and
  • Ensuring the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of statistical data and participating in several interagency statistical programs and projects.
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