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Posted: April 16, 2018

Social Security Helps Promote
Financial Literacy

Social Security is one of 19 federal agencies that make up the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) that was established under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003.


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 new Open Government Plan 4.1 includes several high-profile agency projects and initiatives that utilize Open Government principles and techniques to further the agency’s mission. They include our flagship initiative, the National Disability Forum, as well as Customer Engagement Tools, Data Exchanges, Analytics Center of Excellence, Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Programs, and Health Information Technology.

We encourage you to visit our Open Government website often to learn about our efforts and to follow our progress in implementing our plan. You may also share your thoughts or suggestions through email at 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 Government

The Social Security Administration is committed to creating an open and transparent government.