Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

Generosity Begins at Home

December 22, 2016 • By

With the year coming to an end and the holidays upon us, I want to wish you and your family a healthy and safe holiday season. This is a time of reflection for all of us. A time to embrace the season’s spirit of generosity and selflessness. We like to give to our loved ones […]

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Celebrating Sixty Years of Social Security Disability Insurance

August 1, 2016 • By

When President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, he saw it as an innovative way to provide economic security for American workers. His advisers also envisioned disability insurance as part of the program, but it was 20 years later when it became a reality.

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Social Security Funded Until 2034, and About Three-Quarters Funded for the Long Term; Many Options to Address the Long-Term Shortfall

June 22, 2016 • By

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its 76th annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Social Security trust funds.  As a trustee of Social Security funds, I work with the other trustees to ensure the public is informed about the status of Social Security’s finances for the short term and […]

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Recognizing Those Who Make it All Possible

May 2, 2016 • By

Public Service Recognition Week, May 1-7, is a special time to celebrate those who serve our country as federal, state, county and local government employees. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Public Servants.”

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My Reflections on Public Service

December 28, 2015 • By

As we culminate our 80th anniversary celebration and end 2015, I find myself reflecting on our accomplishments. As part of the recognition of our 80th anniversary celebration, we asked our employees to share their stories of why they serve. A recurring theme was: I serve because I enjoy working with the public providing services that […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Healthcare

December 11, 2015 • By

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Did you find something special for each person you hold dear? What about for you? When we focus on giving — of our time and with presents — it’s easy to forget about getting ourselves an important item. We seldom think about our own healthcare coverage during the holidays. […]

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Happy Holidays

December 8, 2015 • By

Click on the picture above to watch Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin’s holiday message.

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Look Who’s Turning 80!

May 26, 2015 • By

Not me.  Not yet! I hope you have taken a moment to enjoy what Social Security Matters has to offer in the short time since its launch. Having another way to communicate with the American public is important to me.  This interactive experience offers great insight on what you think we are doing well and […]

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