New Commissioner Takes Control of Social Security Administration
Coincident with the controversial firing of Commissioner Andrew Saul, President Biden appointed Kilolo Kijakazi as Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The move, of course, elicited predictable praise from Democrats and substantial criticism from Republicans, but who is this previously obscure lady and what might we expect from her leadership? For one thing, she was already a Deputy Commissioner at the agency, heading the department responsible for retirement and disability policy. For another, she has very strong educational credentials, including a PHD in Public Policy and a Masters Degree in Social Work. Though it’s too soon to predict how she might change operations at the SSA, perhaps her first order of business might be to finally publish the long overdue and anxiously awaited 2021 Trustees Report detailing Social Security’s post-pandemic health, as suggested in this 401kSpecialist article by Brian Anderson. Click here to read more.
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