BY Staff Reports
Thursday, July 28, 2011
7/28/11 at 2:49 AM
Social Security office to shorten hours
The Social Security Administration office in Tulsa is reducing its office hours in response to congressional budget cuts.
Beginning Aug. 15, the office, which is at 4750 S. Garnett Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, according to a news release from the Social Security Administration.
Agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, but the shortened public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews without incurring overtime.
The change is a result of the administration's receiving $1 billion less in funding than was requested, according to the release.
Services such as applying for benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or making a change of address or telephone number can be done by calling 800-772-1213 or going online to tulsaworld.com/ssa
MIKE AVERILL World Staff Writer
OSU well on its way toward $1 billion goal
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State University's Branding Success campaign has raised more than $750 million toward the $1 billion goal.
More than $250 million was raised from July 2010 through June 2011, more than double the $115 million goal for the fiscal year, according to a news release.
The campaign aims to raise money for student scholarships, endowed professorships and chairs, improved facilities and academic programs.
The $120 million Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match, a challenge gift from alumnus T. Boone Pickens, has helped the campaign raise $386 million toward a $500 million goal for scholarships.
The nearly 66,700 Branding Success campaign donors have raised funds for 720 new scholarships and 124 new endowed chairs and professorships, according to the release.
- Sara Plummer, World Staff Writer