NFFE Endorses Martin O’Malley for Commissioner of the Social Security Administration


Contact: Matt Dorsey
Phone: 202-550-6987

August 29, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) and the Federal Workers Alliance (FWA), a coalition of labor unions representing federal employees, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate endorsing President Biden’s nomination of Martin O’Malley for Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). O’Malley previously served as the Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015, as well as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007.

“Our members are among the 66 million Americans who depend on the effective functioning of the Social Security Administration for crucial, life-sustaining benefits, and our coalition includes unions representing some of the 60,000 federal employees who are committed to SSA’s mission and serving the seniors, disabled workers, and surviving family who count on these benefits,” the letter reads.

“I am confident that Martin O’Malley is the right choice to lead the SSA and I applaud President Biden for nominating a qualified candidate that will not only be a strong advocate for workers employed by agency, but also for the millions of Americans who rely on the SSA for critical services every day,” said NFFE President Randy Erwin. “Without a Senate confirmed Commissioner for eight of the past ten years, the SSA has been saddled with issues that have gone unaddressed for far too long. There is no doubt that O’Malley has the knowledge and experience required to solve these immediate problems, in addition to implementing necessary long-term reforms. I urge the Senate to quickly confirm O’Malley as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.”


Full FWA Letter