FF Social Security office reduces hours [UPDATED]Published 10:04am Friday, November 9, 2012 Updated 12:08pm Friday, November 9, 2012
Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Fergus Falls Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
In addition, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime.
The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past.
In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public.