For Immediate Release

June 10, 2015

CONTACTS: Tim Zink 410-962-4436/Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524




Cardin to Host Open Forum with Federal Employees at Social Security Administration


Friday, June 12 at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will join employees and leadership at the headquarters of the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a wide-ranging, town hall-style meeting. The forum is intended to provide an opportunity for Senator Cardin to update and hear from SSA employees on a wide range of issues, including several of particular concern to the federal workforce.

“Our diligent federal employees too often are disparaged and targeted with harmful cuts to positions and programs, without thought being given to the real people working on behalf of the American public,” said Senator Cardin. “The knowledge, expertise, skill and commitment of our public sector workforce are some of this country’s greatest assets. No other nation can match our public workforce’s professionalism and level of accomplishment. This open exchange at SSA is the latest in my continuing outreach to our dedicated federal workers across Maryland. It will provide an opportunity for me to hear directly from federal employees about the effects that budget cuts have on their daily lives and agency missions. It also will help me identify ways to shape federal legislation that addresses these issues and challenges.”

WHAT:          Open Forum with SSA Leadership and Employees

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

SSA Employees

WHEN:          Friday, June 12 at 10:00 AM

WHERE:        Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235

HOW:            MEDIA RSVP to Tim Zink,