Category Archives: Public Announcements

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Introducing FSMSSA Voluntary Contributions through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Program

The FSM Social Security Administration wishes to invite all interested FSM citizens working abroad to participate in the program. Public Law 14-86, which was passed on October 23, 2006, created a new provision within the social security law that would allow a citizen of the FSM working abroad to voluntarily contribute into the system to earn the right to benefits. FSM citizens who are actually working outside of the FSM, Palau or Marshalls can make voluntary contributions. In order for an abroad citizen to apply for Voluntary Contribution through the ACH, our official website – www.fsmssa.fm has prepared printable forms to (1) enroll in the program, (2) authorize the transactions, and (3) to authorize retroactive payments.  Once these forms are filled and sent to the main office for processing, FSMSSA will collect their quarterly taxes from their account through online ACH. After every transaction, a receipt will be sent to the contributor while the bank documents the transfer in the contributor’s passbook.

For persons who are self-employed or regular employees outside of the FSM, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands, they may make voluntary contributions to receive quarters of coverage and to accumulate payments to their minimum contribution requirements, even if they are contributing to another Social Security system. The person must make payments to FSM SSA in the FSM, and file a quarterly return. Any person making these voluntary contributions is subject to the same deadlines as any other taxpayer. The person must also pay both the employee and employer’s share of the social security tax. The quarterly earnings are fixed at $1,250.00

It applies also to FSM citizens now.

For persons who are self-employed sole proprietors with no employees in the FSM, which can include farmers and fishermen, and who make less than $10,000.00 per year, may make contributions to the Social Security System. The person will be deemed to make $1,250.00 per quarter, and they must pay the employee and the employer’s share. After January 1, 2013, the payment is $93.75 for the employee’s share and $93.75 for the employer’s share, totaling $187.50 per quarter. Any self-employed person electing to make such voluntary contributions must file quarterly returns and is subject to the same deadlines as any other taxpayer. If revenue received by a self-employed person is $10,000.00 or more, they are subject to the regular mandatory contribution provisions.

 


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Position Vacancy Announcement

Location:   FSM Social Security Administration

Yap Branch Office

Opening Date:

 

January 12, 2018

Position:   Office Assistant Closing Date:

 

 January 26, 2018

Salary Range: $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 per annum

(depending upon qualification)

The Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Administration is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of an Office Assistant.  This position reports directly to the State Branch Manager.  Responsibilities for this position include assisting the Branch Manager and other Branch staff in ensuring that the Branch operates effectively, efficiently and competently and provides quality services/good customer relations with all dealing with the Branch, either in person or by electronic communication.

Nature of Work:

  1. Assist in ensuring that the Branch is considered competent and efficient;
  2. Keep the office in a tidy and presentable state at all times;
  3. Carry out any instructions given or tasks allocated in a capable and prompt manner;
  4. Maintain good customer relations at all times, both in person and by telephone and etc.
  5. Carry out filing on a planned and regular basis, such that files can be retrieved easily and quickly at all times;
  6. Ensure typing is error free and done in an efficient and speedy manner;
  7. Issue Social Security numbers only in accordance with standard practices;
  8. Assist as required with claim processing and benefit check distribution;
  9. Ensure that at all times, cash receipts, and any subsequent or related documentation are error free;
  10. Makes sure office supplies are adequately maintained at all times;
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary

Ranging from $4,000.00 – $6,000.00 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) with excellent benefits package.

Requirements of Work

Required to act always in an acceptable and pleasant manner with customers and other inquirers, have Word and Excel skills and must be windows-literate and must have a valid driver’s license.

Education & Work Experience Requirements

Position requires at least two years at college, with emphasis on office processes and procedures.

Application Instruction

Any interested candidates should obtain application form at any Social Security Branch Office or Headquarters.  Submit the application or show postmark if mailed, no later than January 26, 2018 along with diplomas and/or transcripts to any of the Social Security Branch Offices or to:

 

Federated States of Micronesia Social Security Administration

P.O. Box L

Kolonia, Pohnpei FM  96941