New hiring freeze at the Social Security Administration creates some uncertainties
Newly appointed Social Security Administrator Andrew Saul, as one of his first management acts, implemented a partial hiring freeze at the Agency which has left some areas of the SSA, as well as unions representing employees, somewhat unclear about how it may affect them. Although the freeze, imposed to put additional focus on better service to the public, excludes field offices and teleservice centers, it does affect SSA headquarters and regional offices, and may also affect Administrative Law Judge hiring (Administrative Law Judges handle appeals of denied services). All of this is discussed in this issue of Government Executive by columnist Erich Wagner. Click here to read more.