G&G Weekly Update
Social Security Congressional and Public Affairs Staff Shrinks
At the end of 2018, the Appeals Council’s Congressional and Public Affairs Branch lost another ombudsman to retirement. This leaves a single ombudsman in this office. A Social Security claims representative group has already complained about the lack of responsiveness from this office. It is expected that this further reduction in staff will reduce the effectiveness of that office to responding to concerns from the claimants, Congress, and the general public.