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OPM processes fewer retirement applications than expected in May

The Office of Personnel Management's efforts to process retirement claims and reduce a longstanding backlog slipped last month, after the agency was forced to cancel employee overtime because of automatic budget cuts. OPM processed 10,954 claims in May, according to new data, 546 fewer than it had projected. That's only the third time in the past 16 months - since the agency rolled out a new plan for clearing the backlog that OPM failed to hit its processing goal.

Tags: OPM , retirement , Jack Moore , sequestration , overtime

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:03pm EDT

Retirements dip in April

The number of federal employees filing retirement claims in April dipped below expectations following months of unexpectedly high numbers, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. OPM received 7,059 claims last month, about 1,000 fewer than expected.

Tags: OPM , retirement , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Sequestration could cause delays in retirement processing, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management says sequestration cuts have forced the agency to suspend overtime hours for employees working in its Retirement Services office and to curtail call-center hours.

Tags: sequestration , pay and benefits , retirement , OPM , Ken Zawodny , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/29/2013, 07:59pm EDT

Federal retirements exceed expectations for third straight month

For the third month in a row, the number of federal employees filing retirement claims outpaced the Office of Personnel Management's projections. OPM received 10,183 retirement claims in March, more than double the number it expected to receive, according to new OPM data..

Tags: OPM , retirement , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/05/2013, 02:39pm EDT

December sees fewer feds retiring

Fewer federal employees filed for retirement in December than in any other month in 2012, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Even with the fewer than expected number of claims, however, the agency failed to meet its goal of processing 11,500 claims, instead clocking in just 10,454.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement processing , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/07/2013, 03:05pm EST

OPM makes dent in retirement backlog as claims continue rolling in

For the fourth straight month, the number of federal employees filing for retirement has outstripped the Office of Personnel Management's expectations, according to new data released by the agency. OPM also beat its projections for processing retirement claims.

Tags: OPM , retirement , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 03:23pm EST

OPM digging out of retirement-claims backlog, but much work remains

OPM made changes to successfully chip away at an ongoing inadequacy, but the progress came after years of complaints from retired federal employees and urgings from lawmakers. Federal News Radio speaks with David Snell, director of retirement services for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: OPM , Your Turn , Mike Causey , retirement , Obama Impact

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:48am EDT
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Young, healthy, idealistic and unemployed

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Has the long-feared retirement tsunami hit the federal government? And if so, could the so- called brain drain be a career life-saver for tens of thousands of unemployed or under employed millennials?

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , workforce , hiring retention , retirement , OPM ,

Monday - 09/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement claims hit highest level since January

Federal employees submitted nearly 9,000 retirement claims in August - more than in any other month besides January, which typically sees a wave of feds taking retirement. The Office of Personnel Management received 8,973 retirement claims in August, nearly a thousand more than it projected. The agency processed 11,896 claims, also surpassing its goals.

Tags: OPM , retirement , John Berry

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 05:50pm EDT

In Depth interviews - August 17

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , STEM , security clearance , social media , GSA , retirement , OPM , Evan Lesser , Tim McManus , Bev Godwin , Tammy Flanagan

Friday - 08/17/2012, 02:47pm EDT
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