Gov’t Waste: These Social Security Workers Made Big Money For Alleged Misconduct

Social Security Administration (SSA) officials paid $5.3 million to 46 employees placed on administrative leave — a tool generally used for workers suspected of misconduct — for months or even years, according to a new SSA Inspector General (IG) report.

The agency ultimately terminated 22 of those employees, while eight retired, eight resigned, and seven returned to work between 2009 and 2015, but not before some of them received hundreds of thousands of dollars. The IG, which only analyzed employees who had at least 1,000 hours of paid administrative leave, criticized SSA for failing to document approval from regional commissioners in eight of those cases, contrary to SSA policy.

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