The backlog of outstanding retirement claims at OPM hit a new six year high last month.
Although the total retirement backlog is still high, the number of federal employees who retired last month was sharply lower than in recent years.
OPM’s retirement backlog hit a new high to close out January.
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The retirement backlog at OPM edged slightly higher in November putting it over a milestone figure.
The number of federal employees who submitted retirement applications rose sharply in October over the previous month.
OPM’s retirement backlog saw little change during September.
OPM’s retirement backlog grew in August but the average processing time improved considerably.
OPM’s retirement backlog had only a small increase in July despite a much slower average claims processing time.
Despite slower average processing times, OPM has continued to make modest gains in reducing its retirement backlog.