OPM must be backlogged. Normally they send a Civil Service Annuity (CSA) number within 2 weeks followed by a temporary annuity statement…25,000 USPS retirees may be missing their first retirement check today.
A woman whose VER paperwork was finished by HRSSC & sent to OPM in early January was not paid today. She hasn’t heard anything from OPM.
According to an article I read online it can take up to 8 weeks or retirees to get their first retirement check. OPM is backlogged. Poll your readers when they got their first retirement check.
Upsurge in February retirements causes backlog to balloon
The number of federal employees filing retirement claims last month spiked to more than 20,000 — nearly four times what the Office of Personnel Management projected, according to new OPM data released Tuesday.
The 20,374 retirement claims filed by federal employees in February is more than the number of claims filed in October, November and December of last year combined. OPM expected to receive 5,600 claims last month.
While retirements typically surge in January, recent history has shown they settle back down in the proceeding months. After a similar 20,000-claim surge last January, just 6,415 feds filed for retirement in February 2012.
But the unexpected surge in February retirements contributed to a sharp rise in the number of backlogged claims — from 29,478 at the end of December to more than 41,103 by the end of Feburary. Last month also marked the first time since OPM unveiled its new retirement-processing efforts more than a year ago that the backlog grew beyond OPM’s projections. OPM had expected to cut the backlog to a little more than 33,000 by the end of February.
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