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    Appendix A

    Summary of Historical Performance and FY 2004/FY 2005 Performance

    Measures and Goals

    A. Strategic Goal: To deliver high-quality, citizen-centered Service

    A.1. Strategic Objective: Make the right decision in the disability process as early aspossible

    Output Measures FY Projection

    Number of initial disability claims (Title II and Title XVI) processed byDDS

    2004 2,485,000

    2005 2,457,000

    Number of SSA hearings processed*2004 538,000

    2005 596,000

    Number of appellate actions processed (SSA level reconsiderations, appealscouncil reviews, new court cases and court remands)

    2004 996,500

    2005 995,400

    *Note: Medicare hearings were excluded from the number of hearings processed.

    Outcome Measure: Average processing time for initial disability claims (days)

    FY Actual

    2000 102 days

    2001 106 days

    2002 104 days

    2003 97 days


    2004 97 days

    2005 97 days

    Data Definition: This is the fiscal year average processing time for Title II and Title XVI claims combined.Processing time is measured from the application date (or protective filing date) to either the date of the denialnotice or the date the system completes processing of an award.Data Source: Title II MIICR Processing Time and Title XVI SSICR Processing Time Systems

    Outcome Measure: Number of initial disability claims (Title II and Title XVI) pending

    FY Actual

    2000 535,407

    2001 579,000

    2002 592,692

    2003 581,929Goal

    2004 582,000

    2005 582,000

    Data Definition: DDS count of initial disability claims pending, including disabled dependents.Data Source: National Disability Determination Services System

    Outcome Measure: DDS net accuracy rate (allowances and denials combined)


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    FY Actual

    200098.4% (allowance)95.2% (denial)

    200198.3% (allowance)94.7% (denial)

    2002 98.5% (allowance)95.1% (denial)

    2003 96.1%


    2004 97%

    2005 97%

    Data Definition: Net accuracy is an alternative method of reporting State agency accuracy that is based upon thecorrectness of the DDS disability determination. Net accuracy is based upon the net error rate that is defined asthe number of corrected deficient cases with changed disability decisions, plus the number of deficient cases that arenot corrected within 90 days from the end of the period covered by the report. Prior to 2003, we reportedallowances and denials as separate numbers.Data Source: Disability Quality Assurance Databases

    Outcome Measure: Average processing time for hearings (days)

    FY Actual

    2000 297 days

    2001 308 days

    2002 336 days

    2003 344 days


    2004 377 days

    2005 344 days

    Data Definition: Beginning FY 2000, this indicator was redefined to represent the average elapsed time, from thehearing request date until the date of the notice of the decision, of all hearings level cases processed during allmonths of the fiscal year.Data Source: Hearing Office Tracking System per PricewaterhouseCoopers during their audit of KPI 11/7/03

    Outcome Measure: Number of SSA hearings pending

    FY Actual

    2000 346,756

    2001 435,904

    2002 500,757

    2003 591,562


    2004 586,000

    2005 550,000

    Data Definition: All hearings pending in the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) through FY 2003. Beginningin FY 2004, Medicare hearings were excluded from the number of hearings pending. 57,000 Medicare hearingswere excluded from the number of hearings pending for FY 2004 and 58,000 excluded from the hearings pendingfor FY 2005.Data Source: Hearing Office Tracking System


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    Outcome Measure: Hearings decisional accuracy rate

    FY Actual

    2000 88%

    2001 90%

    2002 90%Goal

    2003 89%

    2004 90%

    2005 90%

    Data Definition: The decisional accuracy rate is the percent of disability hearing decisions both favorable andunfavorable supported by substantial evidence. This is the standard used by the Federal courts to evaluateaccuracy of decisions, and by the Appeals Council in determining which hearing decisions to review.Data Source: Biennial Disability Hearings Quality Review Process Peer Review Reports

    Outcome Measure: Average processing time for decisions on appeals of hearings


    FY Actual

    2000 505 days

    2001 447 days

    2002 412 days

    2003 294 days


    2004 275 days

    2005 250 days

    Data Definition: This measure represents the 12-month average processing time for dispositions issued during the

    report period. Processing time begins with the date of the request and ends with the disposition date.Data Source: Actual processing time for each case is maintained by the Appeals Council Automated ProcessingSystem (ACAPS).

    Note: A new measure of disability processing time through final Agency decision is being developed. Thisperformance measure will examine the time to final decision the claimant experiences at each step of the process,i.e., initial claim, reconsideration, hearing, appeal of hearing decision. In the interim, we are using the separateprocessing time measures (above) for each level of the decision process to gauge our performance.


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    A.2. Strategic Objective: Increase employment for people with disabilities

    Outcome Measure: Percent increase in the number of DI and SSI beneficiaries, withtickets assigned, who work.

    FY Goal2004 20% (3,271)

    2005 40% (3,816)

    Data Definition: In 2003, we established a preliminary baseline of 2,726 and an FY 2004 goal for this outcomemeasure. Actual performance levels are based on all recorded earnings information from various data sources forbeneficiaries who have assigned their tickets to Employment Networks (EN) i.e., signed an agreement with the ENfor services. The data is provided on a calendar year basis.Data Source: eWorkCDR DB2, Disability Control File (VERN or Work and Earnings Reports field), OCSE, MEF,OESP (and MAXIMUS) program data.

    Outcome Measure: Percent increase in the number of SSI disabled beneficiariesearning at least $100 per month

    FY Actual

    2000 10.9% (255,129)

    2001 -1.1% (252,219)

    2002 -1.2% (249,175)

    2003 -0.7% (231,870)


    2004 5% (243,464)

    2005 5% (255,637)

    Data Definition: Beginning FY 2003, our goal is for annual increases in the number of working SSI disabledbeneficiaries, earning at least $100 per month. This measure is intended to reflect the impact of all work incentives

    for SSI disabled beneficiaries. (The goal is based on the actual performance of the prior year).Data Source: SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work report

    A. 3. Strategic Objective: Improve service through technology

    Output Measures FY Projection

    RSI claims processedFY 2004 3,285,000

    FY 2005 3,305,000

    800-number calls handledFY 2004 52,000,000

    FY 2005 52,200,000

    Outcome Measure: Usage of electronic entitlement and supporting actions

    FY Goal

    2004 50% growth over FY 2002 baseline (218,932) 328,398

    2005 75% growth over FY 2002 baseline (218,932) 383,131

    Data Definition: In setting this new measure, SSA recognizes the need for one that is overarching and takes intoaccount additional electronic services in our Title II suite, and shows the increased usage of these electronic services.The new indicator consists of an aggregate measure of representative electronic transactions the public performswith SSA. The following are included in this indicator:


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    Internet Social Security Benefit Application (ISBA) which offers online filing for retirement, spouse, and

    disability claims;

    Benefit Verification Statement (BEVE);

    Internet Medicare Replacement Card (iMRC);

    Internet Change of Address (iCOA); and

    Internet Change of Direct Deposit (iDD).

    Beginning in FY 2004, the growth percentage goal compares the aggregate count of these transactions in the fiscalyear to those in the FY 2002 baseline of 218,932 transactions. For FY 2004, our targeted aggregate count is328,398.Data Source: Executive and Management Information System (EMIS), Title II Internet claims report, ElectronicService Delivery report

    Outcome Measure: Percent of employee reports (W-2s) filed electronically

    FY Actual

    2001 27.04%

    2002 42.5%*2003 53.4%


    2004 55%

    2005 60%

    *Based on actuarial estimate of 250,000,000 W-2s. May be adjusted after end of calendar year 2003.

    Data Definition: This percent is the number of W-2s filed electronically and processed to completion for a tax year,divided by the total number of W-2s for that tax year processed to completion by the end of the processing year(mid-January).Data Source: Earnings Management Information Operational Data Store (EMODS) reports

    Outcome Measure: Percent of people who do business with SSA rating the overallservice as excellent, very good, or good

    FY Actual

    2000 82%

    2001 81%

    2002 82.9%

    2003 84.9%


    2004 83%

    2005 83%

    Data Definition: This is the percent of people who call or visit SSA surveyed by SSAs Office of Quality Assuranceand Performance Assessment who rate overall service as good, very good, or excellent on a 6-point scaleranging from