Carolyn Colvin

  • SSA claims process vulnerable to wasteful spending

    The Social Security Administration’s process for citizens to file claims can create just as much wasteful spending as intentional fraud.

  • Federal Drive interviews — June 15

    Todd Ramsey of IBM and Jonathan Breul, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, offer the contractor’s point of view on acquisition. Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration details a new program to help veterans apply for disability. Roy Smith of ITG discusses the Rapid Acquisition Program.

  • SSA, IRS take different paths on sequestration furloughs

    The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration — two of the largest federal agencies with very public missions — are taking divergent paths when it comes to dealing with the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. IRS says it is planning for five to seven furloughs days, while SSA says it hopes to forego furloughs through alternative savings.

  • Senate leaves Social Security’s Colvin, others, waiting for confirmation

    The Senate left Washington without confirming several of President Barack Obama’s nominees for the executive branch, including Carolyn Colvin, his choice to lead the Social Security Administration.

  • Social Security nominee defends integrity, career

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after her nomination ran into trouble in the Senate, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration passionately defended her integrity, her long…

  • Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination. Obama nominated…

  • Sen. Cardin tries to reassure SSA employees after data breach

    The Maryland Democrat hosts his third town hall with federal employees since March answering questions on a series of hot-button issues.

  • Carolyn Colvin: Social Security commissioner now NAPA fellow

    She has nearly four decades of public service. Her speciality is human services, and she’s worked at the county, state and federal levels. Now acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin is a new fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She told Federal Drive with Tom Temin what it means to be a NAPA fellow.

  • Artificial intelligence part of federal customer service push into the digital world

    A report from the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture Federal Services found that data, governance, communication and engagement, and workforce management are the biggest challenges for government agencies trying to improve customer service.

  • Carolyn Colvin: How to manage Social Security accounts online

    Carolyn Colvin, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about My Social Security — something the agency launched in 2013 to move more people to managing their accounts online.