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