A new Commissioner of SSA, Andrew Saul, was sworn in on June 17,
2019. He is SSA’s first confirmed Commissioner since Michael Astrue stepped
down more than six years ago. Unlike Nancy Berryhill, the Acting Commissioner
he replaces, Commissioner Saul has no experience with SSA or its programs. He
has prior experience in government as the head of the Federal Thrift Investment
Board, a Reagan-era board advising civil servants on matters of thrift in
saving, investment, and retirement.