Little Change to Retirement Backlog in September

By on October 6, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 15 Comments

The backlog of retirement applications at the Office of Personnel Management stayed relatively flat in September.

At the end of August, the backlog stood at 13,097 and it was down to 12,767 at the end of September, a reduction of only 330. However, more claims were processed by OPM than were received: 6,680 claims were processed in September against 6,350 new claims that came in during the month.

OPM’s projected inventory of backlogged claims was 13,142, so at 12,767 it is currently running ahead of schedule.

The full retirement processing status details are included 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 redacted
Nov-13 8,400 11,500 16,042 5,672 5,714 14,134 redacted
Dec-13 8,400 11,500 12,942 4,952 6,449 12,637 redacted
Jan-14 19,000 8,700 23,242 17,383 8,724 21,296 redacted
Feb-14 9,800 9,400 23,642 12,025 9,767 23,554 redacted
Mar-14 6,400 10,400 19,642 6,831 11,812 18,573 redacted
Apr-14 6,500 9,300 16,842 8,047 10,002 16,618 redacted
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%
Jul-14 8,000 8,100 14,442 9,101 7,872 13,620 77.9%
Aug-14 7,400 8,000 13,842 6,795 7,318 13,097 78.5%
Sep-14 7,300 8,000 13,142 6,350 6,680 12,767 82.3%
Oct-14 7,800 8,500 12,442 not available not available not available not available
Nov-14 7,600 7,800 12,242 not available not available not available not available
Dec-14 5,600 6,500 11,342 not available not available not available not available
Jan-15 19,000 8,700 21,642 not available not available not available not available
Feb-15 9,700 9,800 21,542 not available not available not available not available
Mar-15 6,400 11,000 16,942 not available not available not available not available
Apr-15 6,700 9,600 14,042 not available not available not available not available
May-15 7,100 9,100 12,042 not available not available not available not available
Jun-15 7,500 8,000 11,542 not available not available not available not available
Jul-15 8,000 8,100 11,442 not available not available not available not available
Aug-15 7,400 7,600 11,242 not available not available not available not available
Sep-15 7,300 7,500 11,042 not available not available not available not available

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