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OPM begins prep for annual retirement surge

November 3, 2023

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The Office of Personnel Management on Friday announced new plans aimed at helping the federal government’s HR agency better weather the annual surge of retirement applications from departing federal employees that occurs each winter.

Between January and March of each year, OPM sees a significant spike in the number of retirement applications it receives from federal workers departing government. Just this year, the agency saw a more than 100% increase in new claims between December 2022 and January 2023. The end result is an increase to the backlog of pending claims that can take months to dig out from.

 

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