Shutdown Doesn't Slow OPM's Retirement Processing

By on November 6, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 3 Comments

Despite a partial government shutdown in the month of October, the Office of Personnel Managmeent managed to process over 11,000 outstanding retirment applications and lower the backlog.

According to its latest report, OPM says that 11,027 retirement claims were processed in October, and 7,484 new claims were received, bringing the total backlog down to14,176 from 17,719 the month before.

The latest report is included 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)
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
Jan-13 21,000 11,500 38,978 22,187 12,527 36,062
Feb-13 5,600 11,500 33,078 20,374 15,333 41,103
Mar-13 5,000 11,500 26,578 10,183 14,683 36,603
Apr-13 8,000 11,500 23,078 7,059 13,582 30,080
May-13 8,000 11,500 26,210 7,084 10,954 26,210
Jun-13 8,000 9,500 25,542 8,015 8,683 25,542
Jul-13 8,400 9,500 24,442 7,783 7,724 25,601
Aug-13 8,400 9,500 23,342 8,104 10,955 22,750
Sep-13 8,400 9,500 22,242 5,800 10,831 17,719
Oct-13 8,400 11,500 19,142 7,484 11,027 14,176
Nov-13 8,400 11,500 16,042 Not available Not available Not available
Dec-13 8,400 11,500 12,942 Not available Not available Not available
Jan-14 20,000 11,500 21,442 Not available Not available Not available
Feb-14 8,400 11,500 18,342 Not available Not available Not available
Mar-14 8,400 11,500 15,242 Not available Not available Not available
Apr-14 8,400 9,500 14,142 Not available Not available Not available
May-14 8,400 9,500 13,042 Not available Not available Not available

© 2016 Ian Smith. All rights reserved. This article may not be reproduced without express written consent from Ian Smith.

Tags:

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce. Ian also has a background in web development and does the technical work for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites.

Top