Sent: Monday, December 15, 2014 6:02 PM
Subject: COMMISSIONER'S BROADCAST--12/15/14A Message To All SSA and DDS Employees
Subject: Important Updates
I want to update you on some important Congressional actions that took place over the weekend.
First, the U.S. Senate did not vote on my nomination to be Commissioner of Social Security, citing the parliamentary requirement that, as a cabinet level official, 30 hours of debate would be required at a time when they had only a few days left to confirm over 20 nominees. I will continue, however, to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of Social Security and as Acting Commissioner. As always, I am heartened by your support and deeply appreciate your daily efforts to serve the American public.
Second, I am pleased to let you know that Congress approved our FY 15 budget, and the President is expected to sign it shortly. This level of funding will enable us to continue to provide quality services to our customers today, and help position the agency for success in the future.
I look forward to continuing to work with you and the new Congress. There is much to be done. I know I can count on you to demonstrate the dedication and professionalism that makes our agency one of the top 10 best places to work in the Federal government.
Again, thank you for your support and well wishes.