The Board is a bi-partisan advisory board whose members are appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate, and nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Board advises the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) policy. The Board is not currently hiring for professional staff. However, if you are interested in working for the Board, please send your resume via postal mail or e-mail to:
Social Security Advisory Board
400 Virginia Avenue SW, Suite 625
Washington, D.C. 20024
E-mail Address: SSAB@SSAB.gov
The Board offers hands-on detail opportunities for Federal employees to gain unique insight into the Board's role in advising the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on Social Security and SSI policy. These employees, on detail from their sponsoring agencies, work with permanent staff to the Board for three to six months.
The detail participant will apply his/her technical expertise in Social Security Programs by researching issues related to the administration of the Social Security Programs, analyzing related public policy, and preparing briefs, reports, and oral presentations. Activities may include briefing the Board and staff on substantive issues, contributing to raising public awareness, and/or evaluating the effectiveness of existing government policies and programs. The detail participant may have some supervisory responsibility during his/her incumbency. Specific duties will be determined by the Staff Director and participant depending on the participant’s experience and goals.
The detail participant will be challenged to view agency issues from the perspectives of all of SSA’s stakeholders. The participant will account for competing interests when proposing solutions to complex issues.
Critical thinking and good verbal and written communication skills are required. A degree in a social science field or policy is preferred.
If you are interested in detailing for the Board, please send your resume via postal mail or e-mail to:
400 Virginia Ave. SW, Suite 625
The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) offers internships throughout the year to promising undergraduate college students and recent graduates. The SSAB reviews internship applications on a rolling basis for the spring, fall and summer semesters. Program Brochure.
The SSAB seeks individuals with a specific interest in Social Security, health issues and public policy. Interns routinely assist senior staff with research projects, writing memorandum, performing various administrative tasks, and other substantive assignments. Interns have the opportunity to attend hearings on Capitol Hill and are encouraged to attend other informative events.
The Board pays an hourly wage to interns. The Board does not pay for relocation, housing, food, or related expenses. Internships may be completed for college credit, provided the intern furnishes the required paperwork.
Indicate which time of year you are interested in applying for in your email or letter to SSAB (spring, fall or summer). Interested applicants should send the following material to the Board via email or postal mail:
400 Virginia Ave. SW Suite 625
Washington, DC 200024
The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act, now known as the No Fear Act, affirms the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that all Federal employees feel free to come forward with allegations of discrimination, wrongdoing, or misconduct. It does so by making sure that Federal employees are aware of their rights. The law was signed on May 15, 2002.
The No Fear Act requires Federal agencies to:
The Board received zero complaints in fiscal year 2013 and has not received any complaints in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.
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