FYI


FYI

Commissioner Paul R. Carey’s death leaves the SEC three members short of its full complement, but it still can conduct business. The two remaining commissioners, Laura S. Unger and Isaac C. Hunt, Jr., constitute a quorum ( www.sec.gov/news/headlines/paulcarey.htm ; www.sec.gov/about/commissioner/carey.htm ).

The Social Security Administration addresses women’s benefits issues in a new segment of its Web site, and enables wage-earners’ spouses to apply online for retirement benefits ( www.ssa.gov/women ; www.ssa.gov/applytoretire ).

The Health Care Financing Administration, which manages funding for Medicare and the federal share of Medicaid, takes a new name—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—and aims to improve its responsiveness to beneficiaries and health-care providers ( www.ssa.gov/enews/enewsmedicare61501.htm ).

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.