OPM Retirement Applications Backlog Now Below 30k

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By • January 7, 2013 Comments

OPM released its latest monthly retirement processing status report for December. The number of actual claims received was the lowest in 2012, and the outstanding inventory is now below 30,000.

5,152 applications were received in December, the lowest number in 2012. OPM processed over double that number, 10,454, which helped reduce the outstanding inventory down to 26,402.

Despite OPM’s progress on reducing the backlog of claims, FedSmith.com users have reported that they are still generally dissatisfied with the status of their applications.

January is historically a popular month for retirements (last January OPM received over 20,000 applications), so there is a good chance that there will be a substantial bump in incoming applications in the next report which could cause the backlog to rise as well.

The latest inventory report is listed in full below.

Month Projected Claims Received Projected Claims Processed Projected
Inventory (inventory plus claims less processed)
Actual Claims Received Actual Claims Processed Inventory (inventory plus claims less processed)
Jan-12 21,000 8,000 61,378 21,479 8,749 61,108
Feb-12 5,600 8,300 58,678 6,415 9,953 57,570
Mar-12 5,000 8,300 55,378 7,090 12,386 52,274
Apr-12 8,000 8,300 55,078 6,770 8,028 51,016
May-12 8,000 8,500 54,578 7,523 9,066 49,473
Jun-12 8,000 8,500 54,078 7,814 8,964 48,323
Jul-12 8,400 11,500 50,978 8,660 12,304 44,679
Aug-12 8,000 11,500 47,478 8,973 11,865 41,787
Sep-12 7,000 11,500 42,978 11,952 12,563 41,176
Oct-12 7,000 11,500 38,478 8,138 12,228 37,086
Nov-12 7,000 11,500 33,978 6,584 11,966 31,704
Dec-12 7,000 11,500 29,478 5,152 10,454 26,402

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