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VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

By on April 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

GAO reviews plans by the VA to fix a large backlog of veterans appeals for disability compensation. GAO is skeptical the reforms will work without more efforts.

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OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

By on April 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Makes Progress on Reducing Winter Backlog Growth

After a sharp increase in the number of backlogged retirement applications during the first two months of the year, OPM was able to make some progress in reducing the overall backlog in March.

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OPM’s Retirement Applications Backlog Inches Higher in February

By on March 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Applications Backlog Inches Higher in February

The outstanding backlog of retirement applications at OPM edged higher in February. Here are the latest statistics.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

By on February 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges 53% in January

The annual surge of retiring federal employees to kick off the new year has led to a sizable increase in OPM’s backlog of retirement applications.

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

By on January 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

OPM made an almost 6% reduction in its backlog of outstanding retirement claims to close out 2016.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Stays Above 16,000 in November

By on December 6, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

OPM made a small reduction to its backlog of retirement applications, but it remains above 16,000 as of the end of November.

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OPM Taken to Task in New Report on Government Waste

By on December 1, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management is featured in a new report that highlights examples of wasteful government spending.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Jumps 10% in October

By on November 5, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Jumps 10% in October

The backlog of retirement applications at OPM bottomed out in June but has been on an upward trend since that time. October saw the sharpest increase since the middle of summer.

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IG: Customer Service Problems Plague OPM’s Retirement Services

By on October 28, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
IG: Customer Service Problems Plague OPM’s Retirement Services

A recent report from OPM’s Office of Inspector General found a series of customer service related problems plaguing the agency’s Retirement Services division.

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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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