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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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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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