Tag: Backlog

House Committee Asks for GAO Review of OPM’s Retirement Application Process

By on October 21, 2016 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
House Committee Asks for GAO Review of OPM’s Retirement Application Process

A House Committee has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking for an investigation into how OPM can improve its retirement application handling process.

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OPM Makes Small Gain in Retirement Backlog for September

By on October 6, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Makes Small Gain in Retirement Backlog for September

The Office of Personnel Management made a very slight improvement in the number of outstanding retirement applications in its backlog in September.

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How to Fix OPM’s Backlog Problem

By on September 27, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Fix OPM’s Backlog Problem

What lies at the core of OPM’s retirement backlog? The author explains the most glaring problem he sees with the situation and what can be done to solve it.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Grows 15% in July

By on August 5, 2016 in Retirement with 13 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Grows 15% in July

OPM’s backlog of retirement applications grow by 15% in July. A quick look at some historical data reveals that this was a predictable event.

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Cobert Says More Funding Needed to Fix Retirement Applications Backlog

By on February 17, 2016 in Retirement with 10 Comments
Cobert Says More Funding Needed to Fix Retirement Applications Backlog

Acting Office of Personnel Management director Beth Cobert recently addressed the agency’s seemingly endless backlog of retirement applications and discussed the steps being taken to improve it.

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OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 73% in January

By on February 5, 2016 in Agency News, Retirement with 44 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 73% in January

January is always a popular time for federal employees to retire, and last month was no exception. The Office of Personnel Management saw its backlog of retirement claims jump 73% thanks to an influx of new applications.

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OPM Processes Over 10k Retirement Applications in October

By on November 5, 2015 in Retirement with 10 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management processed over 10,000 retirement applications in October, however, there are still over 12,000 backlogged applications.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges in January

By on February 5, 2015 in Retirement with 9 Comments

OPM saw a massive spike in the number of outstanding retirement claims as evidenced by its latest retirement processing status report.

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FedSmith.com Users Still Gloomy About OPM’s Retirement Processing

By on September 15, 2013 in Retirement with 8 Comments

Results of our recent survey indicate some improvement in the sentiment among our recently retired users about how OPM is handling their applications, but the frustration is still palpable.

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OPM Improves Retirement Processing Claims Pace in August

By on September 5, 2013 in Retirement with 35 Comments

OPM was able to process more retirement claims in the month of August than were received.

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