OPM retirement claims processing time up, backlog down
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 09, 2018
The Office of Personnel Management reduced its retirement claims backlog in April, but the agency increased the time it took to process claims.
The total retirement claims backlog in April was 17,489, down from 18,730 in March and significantly lower than one of its highest inventories in recent years of 24,225 in February.
The agency received 8,390 new retirement claims last month and processed 9,532 claims, compared with March when the agency received 7,767 and processed 13,362 claims.
It took OPM an average of 58 days to process claims in April, increasing from an average of 49 days in March and 46 days in April.
The new figures are from OPM’s monthly claims processing progress report available on the OPM website.