Articles | OPM Reduces Backlog of Retirement Processing Claims
OPM Reduces Backlog of Retirement Processing Claims
Updated: January 7, 2015
In December, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reduced its retirement
processing claims to the lowest number in more than a year. At the end of December,
OPM's report revealed it had trimmed the inventory of unprocessed
retirement claims to 11,669 compared to the prior month of 14,039.
The agency's stated strategic plan "is to eliminate the current backlog
in processing retirement claims. No later than July 2013, we hope to
proclaim that 90 percent of retirees receive their full annuity payments within
60 days of retirement." While that goal was not quite met in
December, the agency did reach an 83.7 percent rate of retirement claims processed within
60 days of being received.
notes that this dent in the backlog may not last long, as OPM typically
sees an influx of new retirement claims every year in January and February.