By Ian Smith – March 5, 2016
The Office of Personnel Management saw the new applications from retiring federal workers continue to pour in last month.
OPM received 11,293 new applications which pushed the outstanding backlog of claims even higher. It now stands at 22,692, a 14.83% increase over last month. In January, the backlog of claims surged 73%.
If there’s any good news to be had, it’s that the backlog hasn’t gotten back to the level it stood at this time last year. Last February, the backlog had grown to 24,014 (see Retirement Claims Backlog Grows Again in February).