Monday, January 7, 2013

Social Security Office - New Hours of Operation

Social Security Field Offices to Close to the Public a Half
Hour Early Each Day and at Noon on Wednesdays

Effective November 19, 2012, Social Security field offices nationwide will close to the public 30 minutes early each day.**  For example, a field office that is usually open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will close daily at 3:00 p.m.  In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime.  The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past. 

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