The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released Monday its ‘Retirement Quick Guide’ to help federal employees know what to expect as their retirement application is processed and their benefits are determined.
It is also designed to assist federal employees estimate when they can expect to receive their interim and first annuity payments.
“OPM remains committed to helping federal employees transition from serving the American public to enjoying their hard-earned retirement,” said Kiran Ahuja, OPM Director.
“The Retirement Guide will help employees better understand the retirement application process and ensure federal retirees and their families get the information and assistance they need during this important transition.”
According to the agency, the new OPM retirement guide:
– Consolidates federal retirement-related information into an accessible three-page guide
– Helps federal employees understand the claims process and timeline and estimate when they can expect to receive their interim and first regular monthly annuity payment
– Assists federal employees and the federal human resources community submit complete and accurate retirement applications to cut down on delays\
– Improves customer experience by highlighting convenient, self-service support that expands the options for customer service beyond OPM’s retirement services call center.
OPM said the new guide “shares important information and common misconceptions to demystify the federal retirement application process, including an estimated timeline of the retirement application process. It highlights circumstances that could result in a case processing delay, including court orders, incomplete applications, or cases that require special annuity computations related to certain positions.”