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Eliminate paper checks

Although I am new to the Social Security Administration (SSA), my fresh perspective allows me to notice inefficiencies and budgetary waste with a sense of urgency that seasoned employees may not have. The following idea will yield immediate savings by lowering our costs and reduce administrative burden while making the social security benefit system timelier, more accurate, and more accountable (this is SSA’s mission ...more »

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Direct Deposit Benefits Checks

During a recent storm, the Commissioner sent a broadcast (6/30/2010) asking employees to “promote Direct Deposit in our communities…We will deliver SSI and Social Security paper checks earlier than scheduled in areas along the storm's expected path.” I suggest…effective immediately, all SSA payments to the public should be electronic. (All SSA employees receive their pay via direct deposit.) 1. Beneficiaries with bank ...more »

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