How can OPM eliminate SSN from electronic records held by OPM? How can OMB implement an alternate ID for Federal employees to replace the SSN as the employee ID?

“In 1962, The Civil Service Commission adopted the SSN to identify federal employees. The result is that the same number that is used on driver’s licenses, tax returns, and bank statements is used on almost every piece of paper – or digital form – in a Federal employee’s official personnel file. It is used for routine personnel actions, to record training, to request health benefits, and for many other purposes that do not require an SSN. This results in an unacceptable level of risk for Federal Employees that their SSN may become compromised…”

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