The Senate Finance Committee is preparing a broad inquiry into the Social Security inspector general’s office. Lawmakers are concerned that management failures are compromising its oversight mission. Allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers, plummeting morale, staff attrition and fewer fraud investigations are under scrutiny. A spokeswoman for the Social Security inspector general’s office says investigations have returned to pre-pandemic levels. The number of investigations declined during the pandemic as field work thinned. The Post reported that Social Security is struggling to provide basic customer service to disabled claimants.
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