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Social Security: Implications of Extending Mandatory Coverage to State and Local Employees

HEHS-98-196 Published: Aug 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implications of extending mandatory social security coverage to all newly hired state and local employees, focusing on: (1) the implications of mandatory coverage for the Social Security Program and for public employers, employees, and pension plans; and (2) potential legal or administrative problems associated with implementing mandatory coverage.

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