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Slightly fewer feds file for retirement in January than last year

While the beginning of the year is typically when most federal employees file for retirement, about 100 fewer feds filed last month compared with last year's numbers.

While the beginning of the year is typically when most federal employees file for retirement, about 100 fewer feds filed last month compared with last year's numbers.

In January, the Office of Personnel Management logged 15,317 new retirement claims, compared with 15,423 from 2016 for the same month.

The backlog increased to 23,087 claims, the highest its claims inventory has been since February 2016 when it was at 22,692.

The agency processed 7,237 of the new retirement claims, taking an average of 53 days to process a single claim in 60 days or less. The average number of cases that took more than 60 days to process was 89, which is the lowest average since October 2015.

The new figures came from OPM’s monthly claims processing progress report available at here.

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Fri, Feb 17, 2017

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