Social Security has a new Open Government webpage available to the public through www.socialsecurity.gov/open. The webpage is a portal for all agency activities supporting the President's Transparency and Open Government initiative.
"Our new Open Government webpage gives Americans an opportunity to give us their ideas on how we can become a more open and transparent agency," Commissioner Astrue stated. "They will be able to post their ideas on transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation that should be included in our Open Government Plan. I encourage everyone to visit our webpage and submit their ideas, read and discuss what has been posted, and vote on the ideas that have been submitted."
A link at the top right of the webpage directs viewers to "Share your ideas on our open government plan." After agreeing to the terms of participation, the link leads to a webpage that asks for ideas on how Social Security can: work better with others inside and outside the government; solicit feedback from the public; improve the availability and quality of information; be more innovative and efficient; and create an Open Government Plan.
Social Security's new Open Government webpage also provides easy access to important agency documents such as the Agency Strategic Plan, Freedom of Information Act Report, and program laws and regulations. The agency anticipates publishing its Open Government Plan in April.