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OPM reports another slight increase in retirement backlog in June

The Office of Personnel Management, for the second month in a row, had a slight increase in its retirement claims backlog.

The total retirement claims backlog in June was 18,198, up from 18,024 in May, and up from its inventory in April of 17,489.

The agency received 9,397 new retirement claims in June and processed 9,223 claims, compared with May when the agency received 7,625 claims and processed 7,090.

It took OPM an average of 65 days to process claims that month, up from 58 days in May.

The new figures are from OPM’s monthly claims processing progress report available on the OPM website.

Reader comments

Thu, Aug 2, 2018

OPM Minion management hire enough folks to process these requests. Maybe Mr. Pon can help.

Wed, Aug 1, 2018

And once again, the backlog is up. It is higher than it was in June 2014 (when it was only 12,391). The backlog is once again increasing and getting worse. Prediction: One year from now it'll be over 20,000 again.

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