According to OPM’s latest monthly report on the status of processing its backlog of retirement claims, the outstanding number was reduced slightly in August, down from 44,679 to 41,787, a roughly 6.47% reduction.
The number of new claims received was up over the number in July. 8,973 new claims arrived in August versus 8,660 in July. OPM processed 11,865 in August, down from 12,304 in July, although this number was still higher than the 11,500 projected to be processed in August.
OPM also is ahead of its projected backlog so far: in August, this number was expected to be 47,478 but is down to 41,787.
Here’s how the figures stack up for 2012:
|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)|