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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Colvin

Carolyn W. Colvin was the Acting Commissioner of Social Security Administration in the United States, appointed on February 14, 2013, having succeeded Michael J. Astrue. On June 20, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to serve as the commissioner. On September 18, 2014, the United States Senate ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Administration

Otherwise benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are given based on need. The Social Security Administration was established by a law codified at 42 U.S.C. § 901. Its current leader, Deputy Commissioner of Operations Nancy Berryhill, was acting commissioner from January 19, 2017 through November 17,  ...

www.ssa.gov/agency/commissioner.html

On January 23, 2017, Nancy A. Berryhill became the Acting Commissioner of Social Security, with responsibility for overseeing one of the nation's largest and most important domestic programs. With a $12 billion budget and almost 64,000 employees serving in more than 1,500 offices across the country and around the  ...

www.ssa.gov/org/coss.htm

The SSA Organization website details information about each of SSA's components, their structure, current leadership, and functions.

www.ssa.gov/history/commissioners.html

The Social Security Administration (SSA) came into being on July 16, 1946. Prior to this time, the Social Security program was administered by a three-person Social Security Board. The Board was abolished in a government reorganization and replaced by the SSA, with a single Commissioner as its head. Commissioner .

www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/03/12/social-security-now-headless-because-of-trumps-inaction-will-others-agencies-be-decapitated

Mar 12, 2018 ... Nancy A. Berryhill, who was acting Social Security commissioner until Wednesday, had no authority to act in that post after Nov. 17, 2017, according to the Government Accountability Office. (Social Security Administration). President Trump's lackadaisical approach toward political appointments has left the ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/03/07/role-of-social-security-acting-chief-violated-law-after-nov-17-president-told

Mar 7, 2018 ... The Social Security Administration's acting commissioner had no authority to act after mid-November because the agency is in violation of a federal law regarding vacant positions, according to a report to the president. In a letter to President Trump Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said ...

www.watchdog.org/issues/accountability/social-security-acting-commissioner-leaving-amid-cloud-of-corruption-probes/article_194d8dcb-050c-5b31-8590-e814245cbba4.html

Jan 18, 2017 ... MADISON, Wis. – Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin has announced she is stepping down. You'll excuse whistleblower employees of the scandal-plagued federal agency for not shedding any tears at Colvin's departure. “I'm ecstatic about it,” said one employee in the SSA's ...

thehill.com/homenews/administration/377765-social-security-acting-head-hasnt-been-authorized-to-serve-since-nov

Mar 10, 2018 ... The acting head of the Social Security Administration has been prohibited by law from serving in her position for months, a government watchdog ... "Specifically, we are reporting that the service of Nancy A. Berryhill as Acting Commissioner at SSA after November 17, 2017, is in violation of the Act," GAO ...