Open Government Plan 3.0

Plan Milestones and Completion Report

 

Last updated on August 22, 2014

On June 1, 2014, we launched our refreshed Open Government Plan 3.0. We made several commitments in our plan, and will share our progress with you regularly. Below is our report on milestones.

Goals I-IV: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration, Internalizing Open Government

Milestone Projected Completion Date Status

Issue refreshed Open Government Plan and share it with public and employees

Completed

Open Government Plan 3.0 released on June 2, 2014. You can view plan here.

Post new high-value datasets/information holdings to Data.gov in 2014, 2015, and 2016

Ongoing

 

Foster use of agency data and solicit input from the public for prioritizing future data releases

Ongoing

We solicited customer feedback on open data through Idea Scale engagement tool, available to the public through our agency Open Data page.  Please give us your thoughts on Open Data.

Build an application to register new and update existing data assets

FY 2015

 

Within the data creation process,  develop checkpoints to capture and promote open data

06/30/2014

 

Incorporate data transparency considerations into the systems development lifecycle so we can release data in standard formats in a more efficient and automated way

FY 2016

 

Engage the public in providing input for disability program policy development

Completed

Completed

  • July 16 2014 – Utilized IdeaScale to solicit feedback from frontline employees and advocacy groups on comprehensive Continuing Disability Review training. Received over 200 comments

Provide the public with the opportunity to comment on our proposed regulations

Ongoing

The following regulations were posted for comment, and have since closed on date listed.

  • June 2, 2014 – Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders
  • June 16, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • June 16, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
  • June 23, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • June 23, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • July 15, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • July 17, 2014 – Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed New System of Records
  • July 18, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
  • June 22, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • July 28, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • August 11, 2014 – Obtaining Evidence Beyond the Current “Special Arrangement Sources”
  • August 22, 2014 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request

As of this update, the following regulations are still open for comment on regulations.gov, and are due to close on the date listed.

  • September 2, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • September 2, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request
  • September 22, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
  • September 29, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
  • October 6, 2014 – Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request

Hold additional engagements on other potential areas for regulations changes

Ongoing

 

Provide information on other means to provide feedback on various topics

Ongoing

 

Use focus groups for public input and usability testing before launching online services

Ongoing

Completed

  • June 2014 – Tested Message Center draft screens
  • July 2014 – Tested Social Security replacement card draft screens
  • July 2014 – Tested SSI Mobile Wage Reporting screen changes

Hold engagements with the public and advocates regarding agency’s services and programs

Ongoing

 

Further enhance our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website and online reading room

Ongoing

 

Review FOIA cases to determine practicality of posting information on FOIA Library

Ongoing

 

 

Examine alternatives to FOIA system

June 2015

 

Add items to the Proactive Disclosure web page

Ongoing

 

Give open government honor awards for employees to recognize achievements in advancing open government principles

Annually

 

Post our open government goals and our performance against the goals on our website

Ongoing

 

Build our online repository of congressional and legislative materials that may be of interest either for historical reasons or to promote transparency

Ongoing

  • Established National Disability Consortium
  • Utilizing IdeaScale to solicit discussion items for national disability meeting in Sept 2014

Expand the use of social media tools to support transparency, participation, and collaboration

Ongoing

 

Improve the open government portal

Ongoing

 

Participate in projects with the Department of Treasury’s Do Not Pay Program

FY 2014 and FY 2015

 

Review the Annual Performance Plan to incorporate open government principles and activities

Annually

 

Flagship and Major Initiatives

Milestone Projected Completion Date Status

Flagship: Message Center

Provide generic updates to my Social Security services via personal email or text messages FY 2015

 

Provide online notices to a specific user group FY 2016

 

Add click to talk to my Social Security services
FY 2016

 

Major Initiatives

Health Information Technology

Onboard additional medical providers and connect with Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the eHealth Exchange
FYs 2014 and 2015

 

Collaborate with government-wide health information technology (IT) policy and standards setting advisory panels, workgroups and task forces

Ongoing

 

Increase the percentage of initial level claims containing health IT medical evidence We anticipate this percentage reaching 2.5 percent in FY 2014 and 4 percent in FY 2015

FYs 2014 and 2015

 

Wounded Warrior Collaboration

Pilot using the nationwide eHealth Exchange to request and receive medical records from DoD and VA
2014

 

Expedite the processing of Social Security disability claims of all Veterans who possess a VA compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total, through all levels of adjudication using a manual process
2014

 

Implement a fully automated process that will automatically flag and expedite claims of all veterans who possess a VA compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total throughout the disability claims process
2015

 

Data Exchanges
Collect and share additional prisoner data as authorized by section 204 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 Ongoing  
Upon enactment of new legislation, work with the Department of Treasury to provide the public plus state Death Master File to the Do Not Pay List TBD, based on date and language in the legislation

 

Help grow the data exchange community of practice

2014-2016