EEO Program Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Section 203 of SSA- 131states unless SSA has prior notification that wages postings do not count in applying the AET, use the entire amount on the SSA record to initiate earnings enforcement actions resulting in incorrect benefit adjustments. SSA developed the SSA-131 for employers to report special wage payments, which gives SSA the information needed to pay benefits correctly. First, the EEO program is effective in conducting this audit because I was able to determine if enforceable earnings are greater than the annual exempt amount and different from the amount recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR). Second, if the records met qualification during my verification process of the EEO, then the records can go through the next stage of the process, which is the SSA’s Automated Job Stream (AJS 3) program. The AJS 3 makes changes as necessary to note if there is over- or underpayments to beneficiary records. In my audit, any EEO selections not handled by AJS 3 requires review and manual …show more content…
SSA deducted $761 of monthly benefits in 2001 because the beneficiary had estimated total earnings of $11,228, $548 more than the annual exempt amount. The beneficiaries’ actual earnings for 2001 were less than the annual exempt amount. The following table summarizes the number and amount of improper payments in our sample as follows: CY | Number of Overpayment | Amount of Overpayment | Number of Underpayment | Amount of Underpayment | 1996 | 1 | $ 442.00 | 2 | $ 442.00 | 1997 | 7 | $ 5,566.00 | 1 | $ 593.00 | 1998 | 3 | $ 5,695.00 | 3 | $ 663.00 | 1999 | 6 | $ 6,318.00 | 3 | $ 6,206.00 | 2000 | 11 | $ 10,688.00 | 2 | $ 702.00 | 2001 | 7 | $ 8,965.00 | 3 | $ 3,027.00 | 2002 | 8 | $ 6,959.00 | 0 | $ - | 2003 | 12 | $ 26,140.00 | 1 | $ 3,147.00 …show more content…
As a result of my audit conducted, the workgroup’s actions have resulted in a reduction in the backlog and adjustment to the current EEO. OQP showed on its annual report that it processed all the 2004 records and 151,445 of the records for CY 2005. However, OQP had not developed a plan in place for processing the 1.7 million backlogs remaining from the records for CYs 1996 through 2003. The main concern in the audit is that SSA backlogs may not be able to be automated, causing time lost to enter the backlogs manually, which apparently raises the cost. For the CY 2006 SSA reduce the number of EEO selections that is required for OQP review and increased the number of records that could be automatically processed by the AJS-3. Finally, OQP provided information that showed a 37 percent reduction in the number of records it ejected from the EEO in CY 2006 as compared to CY

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