OPM expects to receive 7,000 claims in December ahead of an anticipated wave of applications — 21,000 — in January, typically a popular time to retire for federal employees. Last year, OPM expected to receive 21,000 claims last January and actually received slightly more than that.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.