In what is often a slower time of year for new retirement claims, the Office of Personnel Management saw its retirement backlog grow in November.
The backlog went from 17,882 to 18,390, a 2.84% increase. This came thanks to 7,822 new claims coming in during November, considerably higher than the 7,044 from October and also almost 5% higher than November 2018.
OPM processed more claims in November than it did the previous month but it did so on a slightly slower pace, 62 days on average versus 59 days in October.
The latest complete data from OPM are included below.
|Month||Claims Received||Claims Processed||Inventory (Steady state goal is 13,000)||Monthly Average Processing Time in Days||FYTD Average Processing Time in Days|
*Disability determinations are only included in the pending number after approval.
**Pending retirement cases produced in less than 60 days, on average took 36 days to complete; whereas cases that were produced in more than 60 days, on average, took 130 days to complete.