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- LAWMAKERS ON OGR COMMITTEE SEEK INVESTIGATION ON OPM'S SLOWER RETIREMENT PROCESSING - October 21, 2016
Committee Seeks Investigation Into OPM’s Slower Retirement Claims Processing
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
A bipartisan group of lawmakers with oversight of the federal workforce has tasked government auditors with investigating whether the retirement process is operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
In a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the respective chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the Government Accountability Office to study “the steps that both [the Office of Personnel Management] and the human resources offices at various agencies can take to ensure the timely processing of a retirement claim.” The retirement processing backlog has plagued OPM for decades, frustrating both members of Congress and federal retirees.
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