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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees' contributions. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Maverick  
#1 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2019 4:20:11 AM(UTC)

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I was wondering if anyone has heard news that SSA was going to curtail teleworking? A SSA worker in the field office said the union rep told them last week the SSA Payment Centers were going to end telework. There have also been articles indicating an impasses board recently sided with SSA management one several issues, and gave management the right to terminate teleworking.
This would very disappointing I don't think I can go back to fighting traffic 5 days a week.
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#2 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2019 12:36:06 PM(UTC)
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I was wondering if anyone has heard news that SSA was going to curtail teleworking? A SSA worker in the field office said the union rep told them last week the SSA Payment Centers were going to end telework. There have also been articles indicating an impasses board recently sided with SSA management one several issues, and gave management the right to terminate teleworking.
This would very disappointing I don't think I can go back to fighting traffic 5 days a week.


It happened at the USDA. Went from a liberal telework policy to allowing one day per week only.
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I could actually live with going from two telework days down to one, but not down to zero.
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#4 Posted : Monday, June 17, 2019 6:05:07 PM(UTC)
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DOI is taking core telework away from supervisors. Except in case of RA, it will be situational only. I know managers who regularly telework 80%, it will be significant for them.
The excuse of, "I read it on FederalSoup..." won't work. Please do your due diligence.
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The memo came out today 10/28/19. SSA is ending teleworking for payment centers, field offices and various other components. This is effective a week from Friday. This is disappointing I( had hoped we would at least keep one day of teleworking per week or per pay period
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#6 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 10:07:17 PM(UTC)

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I read Fedweek, Federal Times and Fedsmith online, and from what I've read, is that the Telework came into play when that new contract was signed, back in about 2012 or 2013.

From my understanding, a new contract between the union (if you work for the SSA, you should be aware of this) and SS was made in the middle of 2019, and within a month or two, the SSA eliminated Telework, supposedly due to begin on Nov. 8, 2019, but was allowed to truly become effective Nov. 22, 2019.

I worked for the FAA and retired after almost 39 years at O'Hare and was a Union Rep from 1981 to 2012 (when I retired), and things like Telework are listed in bargaining under "Permissible" subjects, but is really at the whim of the employer, in this case SSA. Apparently, they decided their customers were not getting the service they deserved, and by law, have the absolute right to terminate that project, sad to say.

My next door neighbors work for the Post Office on one side, and on the other, SSA. I noticed he was home more often (in 2013) than when he moved in in 2008. I retired in 2012, so it was very noticeable, as his car was there more often, Mon-Fri. I had asked him if he was working a compressed work schedule, when he told me about Telework, in 2016. I also noticed that his car was gone every day now, since Thanksgiving week 2019, which verifies my reading in those Gov websites.

He was quite sad about it, as he just had twins in 2013, and I reminded him that, at least, he had a good 5 or 6 years to enjoy that option, something many Feds never experience.
If you received it, but now, no more, be glad to have had that time to enjoy it. The SSA at least tried.
RETIRED CSRS 12/19/2012 @ age 57 w/39 years.
Good Bye Tension...Hello Pension !
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