Despite the warnings of many federal prognosticators, the mass exodus of angry, frightened civil servants hasn't happened.
The latest data released by the Office of Personnel Management shows that in 2017, 15,317 federal employees filed to retire in January, historically the month when the most feds file for retirement. But that number, while large, is about 100 fewer than 2016, and falls short of 2015’s numbers by more than 3,300.
The Office of Personnel Management engineered a sharp upturn in retirement claims processed during the month of September.
The Office of Personnel Management is within spitting distance of reaching its benchmark for retirement claims after June.
Even though fewer employees retired in December. OPM has its work cut out for it in 2016 as it faces a backlog of about 11,400 claims.
David Snell, director of retirement benefits at NARFE, joins host Mike Causey to discuss the new self-plus-one health care option for federal employees, and the backlog in processing retirement applications. December 16, 2015
OPM made little progress in chiseling away at its backlog of retirement claims, but it made good progress in processing applications within 60 days or less during the month of November.
The Office of Personnel Management has new metrics for reporting its progress on monthly retirement claims. OPM also made a sizable dent in its retirement backlog in October, which dropped by about 2,000 cases.
The Office of Personnel Management made progress for the fourth month in a row on its backlog of retirement claims.
The Office of Personnel Management made a small dent in its retirement claims backlog in August. The inventory dropped from 16,455 claims last month to 16,350.
The Office of Personnel Management made a slight improvement in its retirement processing in June after posting its worst numbers in a year last month.
The Office of Personnel Management received and processed more retirement claims than expected in May, but at its slowest rate in a year.
The Office of Personnel Management is falling behind in the plan to get rid of its backlog of retirement claims. The latest retirement numbers show OPM's backlog is growing, even though it received fewer claims than it expected. John Salamone is vice president of FMP Consulting, and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the retirement trends he sees at OPM.
As is typical for the beginning of the year, retirement claims spiked at the Office of Personnel Management, but the number was slightly smaller than expected. The agency also processed fewer claims than it planned to for the month.