THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM A. HALTER AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF
THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate William A. Halter to serve as Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Halter, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, has served since 1993 as Senior Advisor in the Office of Management and Budget, where he provides counsel to OMB on policy issues, including review and evaluation of the management practices and budgets of federal Cabinet departments. Mr. Halter has worked closely with the President's Management Council on initiatives to improve the management of the federal government. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University, a member of the University's Humanities and Sciences Council, and a member of the National Advisory Board of the University's Haas Center for Public Service. Mr. Halter served as an Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and as the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. From 1986-1989, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Halter received an A.B. degree with honors in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University in 1983, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and a Masters degree in Economics from Oxford University in 1986, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
The Social Security Administration manages the nation's social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs. The Social Security Administration is also responsible for studying poverty and economic insecurity among Americans and making recommendations on effective methods of solving these problems through social insurance.