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  • OPM’s retirement backlog hit an 8-year low last month - June 10, 2024
  • Efforts to streamline the processing of departing federal workers’ retirement applications continue to pay dividends, as the inventory of pending claims hit the lowest point since 2016.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The Office of Personnel Management’s retirement process and subsequent backlog has long dogged the federal government’s HR agency, frustrating agencies and departing federal employees alike, in large part due to paper-based legacy personnel systems.

    But last year, OPM instituted a number of measures to try to make immediate improvements to the process, including dedicating more resources and manpower during the early-year busy season for retirement claims and setting up a new dashboard for claimants to better understand the process and avoid common pitfalls.

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