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)|