OPM Slowly Reducing Retirement Backlog

By on July 7, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 19 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management continues its slow but steady reduction of the backlog of outstanding retirement claims, realizing a reduction of about 15% last month.

For the month of June, OPM received 6,627 new claims and processed 8,787 to bring the total backlog down to 12,391. OPM was estimating that it would receive 8,000 claims in June and process 8,100.

OPM also added a new feature to its monthly retirement processing status report: the percentage of claims processed in 60 days or less. According to the data from June, 77.3% were processed in under 60 days and 76.6% were done in May.

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The latest statistics are available below.

Month Projected Claims Received Projected Claims Processed Projected Inventory Claims Received Claims Processed Inventory % Processed in 60 days or less
Oct-13 8,400 11,500 19,142 7,484 11,027 14,176 n/a
Nov-13 8,400 11,500 16,042 5,672 5,714 14,134 n/a
Dec-13 8,400 11,500 12,942 4,952 6,449 12,637 n/a
Jan-14 19,000 8,700 23,242 17,383 8,724 21,296 n/a
Feb-14 9,800 9,400 23,642 12,025 9,767 23,554 n/a
Mar-14 6,400 10,400 19,642 6,831 11,812 18,573 n/a
Apr-14 6,500 9,300 16,842 8,047 10,002 16,618 n/a
May-14 6,800 9,000 14,642 8,431 10,498 14,551 76.6%
Jun-14 8,000 8,100 14,542 6,627 8,787 12,391 77.3%

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