Improving Public Confidence in Social Security: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, June 2, 1989, 4. sējums

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55. lappuse - Federal Security Agency. In 1946 the board was abolished and replaced by a single administrator. When the Department of Health, Education and Welfare replaced the Federal Security agency in 1953, the Social Security Administration was grouped together with an array of welfare, rehabilitation, drug, education and health services programs in the new department. In 1977 the Medicare and Medicaid programs were removed from the Social Security Administration's jurisdiction. Today the Social Security Administration...
43. lappuse - ... would strengthen public confidence in the security of the longrun commitments of the program and in the freedom of the administrative operations from shortrun political influence. It would give emphasis to the fact that in this program the Government is acting as trustee for those who have built up rights under the system.
73. lappuse - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: My name is Robert J. Myers. I served in various actuarial capacities with the Social Security Administration and its predecessor agencies during 1934-70, being Chief Actuary for the last 23 of those years. In 1981-82, I was Deputy Commissioner of Social Security, and in 1982-83, I was Executive Director of the National Commission on Social Security Reform.
53. lappuse - To assure coordination of regulatory matters with national policy goals, to improve the management efficiency of regulatory functions, to improve accountability to the Congress and the executive branch, and to increase the probability of superior leadership for regulatory activities...
80. lappuse - The governor was empowered to appoint a commission of five members, no more than three of whom could be from the same political party, to serve staggered terms of six years, with a per diem of $40 plus necessary and actual expenses.
89. lappuse - In addition to the administrative disruption, another practical consideration is that removal of SSA from HHS would eliminate many of the administrative economies inherent in a large Government department, requiring expenditure of trust fund monies for the establishment of duplicative and expensive payroll, personnel, and other support structures now operating efficiently in HHS.
101. lappuse - ... of employees said that service was the same or better than it was 3 years earlier. For those who said their units lost staff (55 percent of employees and 66 percent of managers), most said the staff reductions have caused problems. Fifty-six percent of these employees said that staff reductions have had a negative effect on the ability of their units to produce quality work, citing in particular lower morale and increased stress. For the managers who lost staff, 71 percent said the reductions...
63. lappuse - ... finances inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health and other institutional services. The part B Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (SMI) finances principally physician and hospital outpatient services. The Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is financed primarily through Social Security payroll tax contributions paid by employers, employees and the self-employed. The payroll tax rate for HI for calendar year 1992 is 1.45 percent up to $130,200 in earnings.
16. lappuse - Congress created the Bureau of the Budget (now the Office of Management and Budget) to review the morass of agency budgetary information and to approve agency budget requests.
89. lappuse - My observation on every employment in life is, that, wherever and whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty by close application thereto, it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein...

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