The National Council of Social Security Management Associations (NCSSMA), an organization of Social Security management personnel, has issued its December 2012 newsletter. Much of the newsletter is devoted to NCSSMA's recent annual meeting. Mary Glenn-Croft, Social Security's Deputy Commissioner for Operations spoke at the meeting. She predicted that the agency's employees would be down to 41,258 in the current fiscal year from 48,261 in FY 2010. She must have been talking about field office personnel.
Of interest to those who represent Social Security claimants is this resolution adopted by NCSSMA:
NCSSMA will work with the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner for Operations to advocate for the expansion of representative access to electronic folders to reduce, and eventually eliminate the need for field offices and teleservice centers to burn compact disc copies and respond to requests for disability claim status from for-profit third-party representatives.