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.
The Office of Personnel Management made a very slight improvement in the number of outstanding retirement applications in its backlog in September.
Acting Office of Personnel Management director Beth Cobert recently addressed the agency’s seemingly endless backlog of retirement applications and discussed the steps being taken to improve it.
The Office of Personnel Management processed over 10,000 retirement applications in October, however, there are still over 12,000 backlogged applications.
The Office of Personnel Management reported that its outstanding backlog of retirement claims was reduced by 15.6% in May.
OPM saw a massive spike in the number of outstanding retirement claims as evidenced by its latest retirement processing status report.