SSDI: A Program Subject to Abuse

A new report from the Office of Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shines the spotlight on the widespread abuse taking place within the Social Security Disability Insurance program and identifies the extent to which the Social Security Administration does or does not have the systems and tools in place to fight fraud and abuse.

Disparate Treatment, Federal Taxes and “Conduct Unbecoming of a Federal Employee”

A mailroom worker for SSA got caught up in a fraudulent income tax scheme apparently sponsored by a co-worker. While under investigation, the agency promoted the employee who now had access to a database of Social Security numbers. The employee was fired but a federal court sends the case back to the MSPB for a new decision.