FERS Retirement Process – time frame?


What is the current time frame to have your retirement processed? I have received the retirement services reference card which stated “we have started to process your retirement application” and now patiently waiting for my password. Reference card was sent out on March 17, 2017.

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Unfortunately, there is no guideline on timeframe. If you are pure CSRS, those seem to get through the system rather quickly as they have been around the longest and are pretty straightforward. CSRS Offsets take longer as they have to calculate the Offset which begins at age 62. For pure FERS that are eligible for the FERS supplement, those too seems to take longer, anywhere from 4-6 months before finalization. The good news, however, is they do put you in some form a interim payments until the process can be completed. Here is a link with the latest information on timeline for processing retirements at OPM. https://www.opm.gov/about-us/budget-performance/strategic-plans/retirement-processing-status.pdf

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