Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration
Social Security fosters transparency, participation, and collaboration in our programs and operations. We develop, implement, and track progress on plans to make SSA more open and accountable to the public. We identify information of great use to the public and work across organizational boundaries within the agency to make the information available in readily accessible formats. We also facilitate and encourage the use of emerging collaborative technologies to foster broader citizen participation in government business.
We develop and publish SSA's Open Government Plan every two years – the first in June 2010. Our Open Government Plan 4.1 included several high-profile agency projects and initiatives that utilize Open Government principles and techniques including our flagship initiative, the National Disability Forum. You can see the progress made by visiting our Plan Implementation Report.
We encourage you to visit our Open Government website often to learn about our efforts. You may also share your thoughts or suggestions through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This email channel is not the place to send inquiries about any claims or other specific business you have with us. Please visit the Contact Social Security web page for multiple ways to contact the Social Security Administration.
Open Data Materials
- Open Data Progress Chart
- Data about API Language Preferences
- SSA's Data Page
- SSA Open Source Code Site