Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Should Social Security close offices to the public one day a week, to see if employees work better?

Should Social Security close its offices to the public one day a week, to test whether or not employees process their work better? The Commissioner of Social Security floated the idea of testing this in thirty offices, in remarks made at a ceremony August 9, 2006, at the SSA Teleservice Center in Auburn, Washington.

Also discussed was the possibility of closing SSA offices one day a month if Congress fails to provide the funding SSA believes necessary to support all its programs in the current mode.

Sources: Minutes of a conference call among leaders of the NCSSMA (National Council of Social Security Management Associations) dated August 16, 2006 posted on the Internet; and an August 2006 posting by the General Services Administration (GSA) on the region 10 web page.

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