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  • O’Malley’s bid to lead Social Security moves forward - November 28, 2023
  • By Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    ASenate panel on Tuesday voted 17-10 on Tuesday to advance the nomination of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration, bringing the embattled agency one step closer to having its first permanent leader in more than two years.

    In recent years, the Social Security Administration has struggled to meet an array of challenges, from long wait times both on its customer service phone line and at field offices to a sizeable backlog of pending disability determinations. At the heart of many of the agency’s struggles is the fact that its workforce is close to a 25-year staffing low, despite an ever-increasing number of beneficiaries, and the employees who remain suffer from astronomic workloads and low morale.

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