Tag: Backlog

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Surges in January

By on February 5, 2015 in Retirement with 0 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 0 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 0 Comments

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

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GAO: OPM Still Lagging in Retirement Processing Capabilities

By on May 9, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments

A recent GAO report concluded that OPM is still failing in its plans to improve the agency’s retirement processing capabilities.

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OPM Sets Retirement Claims Processing Record for 2012

By on October 6, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

According to its latest monthly report, the number of retirement claims processed by the Office of Personnel Management processed was the most in a single month so far in 2012.

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OPM Planning to Segregate ‘Healthy’ Retirement Packages to Address Backlog

By on September 10, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

To speed up finalizing retirement applications, OPM ecently issued a letter with plans to segregate “healthy” retirement cases from those that need more information. Here is how you may be impacted.

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Back to the Future: OPM and the Federal Employee Retirement Tsunami

By on January 23, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Readers have been complaining about how long it takes OPM to process their retirement applications. In a “back to the future” moment, OPM has announced a new effort to get rid of the backlog. How? By hiring more people and creating higher production standards.

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Berry to Congress: Annuity Processing Backlog is Bad, Will Get Worse

By on November 26, 2011 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Reports have been in the news about OPM’s poor performance regarding processing annuity payments for new retirees. What is the real cause of this problem?

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The OPM Retirement Processing Backlog

By on August 14, 2011 in Retirement with 0 Comments

This is a follow-up article to the author’s article on the OPM retirement processing backlog.

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About That OPM Retirement Processing Backlog…

By on April 20, 2011 in Retirement with 0 Comments

A number of readers have asked about the backlog in processing retirement applications. OPM is making progress. The time it takes to process a retirement action has improved by about 15%. The agency’s goal is to get the processing time down to 45 days.

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