How did OPM’s retirement backlog fare in July 2019? Here are the latest statistics from the agency.
Thanks to the smallest number of claims processed in a month so far this year, the retirement backlog at OPM grew in June.
OPM’s retirement backlog showed only a slight drop in May as compared to the previous month.
Despite more incoming claims than usual in March, OPM was able to make a sizable reduction to the retirement backlog.
February saw its typical surge in new retirement applications, but OPM was able to manage the workload which kept the overall backlog in check.
The author says that the retirement backlog at OPM is projected to get worse, and he proposes a solution which he says could reduce the backlog quickly.
The usual influx of new retirements that comes in January is not as bad as it was last year, but OPM still has a bigger backlog to deal with.
Although December saw fewer incoming retirement applications, 2018 ended with a much higher backlog than the year before.