President Joe Biden on Friday terminated Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul after he would not present his abdication as the President had mentioned, a White House official told CNN.
Biden had requested the best two authorities at the Social Security Administration to present their abdications, the White House official told CNN, yet just Saul rejected. Appointee Commissioner David Black consented to give his surrender, the authority said, and it was acknowledged.
"Since getting down to business, Commissioner Saul has sabotaged and politicized Social Security incapacity benefits, fired the organization's telecommuting strategy that was used by up to 25 percent of the office's labor force, not fixed SSA's associations with pertinent Federal worker associations remembering for the setting of COVID-19 work environment wellbeing arranging, decreased fair treatment insurances for benefits claims hearings, and made different moves that negate the mission of the office and the President's arrangement plan," the White House official said.
The President has named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting magistrate while the quest for a chief and representative official is directed.
She is presently the delegated official for retirement and handicap strategy at the Social Security Administration. Preceding that position, she filled in as an individual at the Urban Institute, a program officer for the Ford Foundation, and a senior approach investigator for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She holds a doctorate in open strategy and has driven and partaken in research concerning Social Security, racial value, financial security, and retirement security.
Saul's six-year term was not set to lapse until January 19, 2025.