Tag: Backlog

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

January 23, 2012 1:42 PM

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

November 26, 2011 8:10 PM

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

August 14, 2011 8:59 PM

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…

April 20, 2011 5:14 PM

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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