Beginning Nov. 19, the Sacramento-area Social Security offices will reduce their public window hours by 30 minutes each weekday, the Social Security Administration announced.
The shorter hours are due to reduced federal funding, regional Social Security spokesman Deogracias Santos said.
The changes will allow employees who will continue working their regular hours to process claims and complete face-to-face interviews without being paid overtime, Santos said.
New weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local Social Security offices will be closed on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving. Beginning Jan. 2, the offices will close at noon each Wednesday.
Sacramento's Social Security offices are at 2444 Marconi Ave. and 40 Massie Circle.
A number of services can be completed online or by telephone, Santos said, including applying for retirement, disability and Medicare benefits; replacing a Medicare card; signing up for direct deposit; and completing change of address information.
To take care of those and other routine Social Security functions, call (800) 772-1213 or go to: www.socialsecurity.gov.
Online services are also available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov.