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Social Security Administration

Form W-4v

We currently at Social Security Administration 800# number send out form IRS w-4v (Request for change in voluntary tax witholding) to those who request witholding over the phone. When we recieve the form back at the 800# number, we input the witholding. It would save money, time, and postage if after we properly and securely identify callers like we already do each time we make a change in a Social Security record, that... more »

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Legislative Branch

ELIMINATE SSI

One of the largest waste of money in SSA is the SSI program. This program only encourages the majority of people to be dishonest and work under the table. We could save 100's of millions of dollars each and every year if we eliminate this program. Especially for children. The only type of SSI should be for aged individuals who were not insured enough to meet the basic cost of living.

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Social Security Administration

New Tax Structure / TAX GAP

I propose a new Social Security tax structure to alleviate the burden on the lower and middle class population. Under the current Social Security tax system, individuals who earn over $106,800 per year are not taxed on the excess income. I suggest creating an additional tax bracket, starting at around $350,000, to help ease the financial burden on middle income families who are simply trying to make ends meet. My plan... more »

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Legislative Branch

DONT REDUCE FUTURE RIB BENES

It is extremely unfair to everyone across the US to reduce our future retirement benefits because our President, Senators, and Congressman cannot quit spending money for stupid stuff! The Social Security Trust is supposed to be a a separate fund all together & no money is supposed to be taken out of it for other things but yet that has happened. If they want to take away things from hardworking Americans take away unemployment... more »

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Social Security Administration

Change Supplemental Security Income

There are a number of flaws in the SSI program, but I am just going to address one. There should be an SSI family maximum, say, $1500. I have seen cases where both parents and 4-5 children are all receiving SSI benefits, which can exceed $4000/month. Also, I believe that the first child who receives SSI should be entitiled to the maximum $674 monthly benefit. However, each additional child in the family that is approved... more »

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Legislative Branch

childs benefits

Eliminate benefits for children who are not disabled, their parents are not disabled or their parents are not dead. The children have never paid into the system. yet they receive benefits because the parents waited until late in age to have them. Most people who have children do it before retirement age and we do not pay benefits to their children. It would free a lot of money in processing these entitlements and... more »

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Social Security Administration

Training. . . I mean socializing. . .

I attended a week-long training for my position that was a complete waste of time and money because I already knew the material. I was not sent to training until I had already been at the agency for almost a year and by then I had already been trained within my own office. In addition, my background with the Agency is such that I already had an in-depth understanding of the subject matter. The criteria for sending... more »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Disciplinary Actions Against Managers

Revise the No Fear Act

Managers are not being punished for their illegal actions. The No Fear Act needs revision. EEOC must have authority to impose discipline.

In September, 2010, EEOC Judge Macauley issued a decision in which he found that HUD retaliated against (Redacted) for a lawsuit based on disability discrimination. The Judge found that HUD had denied a promotion for (Redacted) that had been granted to every... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Criminalize sale of food stamps

There are various examples of individuals taking the food stamps and selling them at 1/2 the value (or less), in order for them to use the cash for other uses. There should also be an audit system to ensure people are spending this given resource properly. Currently there is no way to audit spending. I have been asked several times in Baltimore city grocery stores by people to buy food stamps, or they offer to pay for... more »

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Financial Reform

Social Security Benefits for incomes over 250k

Dependents and those under social security recieve social security benefits, even with household incomes over 250k. If social security for those over 250k was reduced further or eliminated it would save a lot of money. Supplying money to those who are able to save for retirement is not exactly the intent behind Social Security.

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Department of the Treasury

Hold Pension & Payroll for One Day in ACH Interest Bearing Accou

In administering the provisions of law relating to pay, retirement and leave of absence, the federal government is required to ensure employees and retirees receive their paychecks on or before the second Thursday following each pay period. These provisions were enacted many years ago when payroll processes were far less efficient (cashiers, paper checks, mail, etc.).

Now that virtually all federal employees and retirees... more »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Formal EEO Investigation Complaints

Per 29 CFR, Part 1614, federal employees may file EEO complaints aledging discrimination. The first part or Informal stage allows complainants the option of chosing the Traditional method or Alternative Dispute Resolution. Once the complaint has processed through the first part or initial phase of the EEO complaint process, the complainant may elect to continue on to the second part or phase of the EEO complaint process... more »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Claims

Many man hours are spent filing, investigating, and defending EEOC complaints. These can last for years. Most employees that have been effected want to be heard and not looking for a payout. They are often disregarded. The counselers dont help, they often list only half of the issues.
I myself went through this process and was never once offered a mediator. If there was a person that an employees could go to, such as... more »

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Social Security Administration

Recovery of Overpayments

Current SSA procedure says that an overpayment can be withheld through partial withholding of a beneficiary's monthly check for a time period greater than 36 months, only if a beneficiary can provide documentation that this is the most they can afford.

I propose that we increase the withholding rate in the amount of any non-Cost of Living Adjustment increase to a beneficiary's check. If it was proven before that the... more »

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