Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Down in May

Government Executive: The backlog of federal retirement claims that have yet to be processed decreased slightly in May, following a bigger dropoff the month before.

The pile of pending claims shrunk by 574 in May, falling from 17,802 to 17,228, according to new numbers from the Office of Personnel Management. The new backlog, while still far above the goal of 13,000, was less than the backlog of 18,024 at the same time last year.

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