Starting Monday, the Social Security office in Warner Robins will reduce the hours its open to the public to cope with federal budget cuts.
The office, located at 220 Carl Vinson Parkway, will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, which is a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. Then, starting Jan. 2, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday, according to a news release.
The shorter public window is expected to decrease the cost of overtime incurred by the workers, who will continue to work their regular hours.
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, the release states.
The office also will be closed to the public on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, to allow employees to focus on reducing backlogged workloads.
For services that do not require an office visit, go to www.socialsecurity.gov or call (800) 772-1213.