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#1 Posted : Thursday, January 05, 2012 4:57:40 AM(UTC)
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Recently retired? Please let us know how your retirement processed so we know what to expect!

How about:
 
1) Date of retirement:
2) Weeks to receive A/L:
3) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable:
4) Weeks to receive interem and %%% of pay:
5) Months to complete:
6) OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA:
7) FERS or CSRS
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 05, 2012 5:18:41 AM(UTC)
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1) received payment for unsed A/L in last normal pay check from Agency, 1 week
2) N/A no buyout
3) 3 weeks to receive first interim payment, 68% of final
4) 10 weeks to receive CSA # and Password; 3rd month was finalized amount
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 06, 2012 10:31:33 PM(UTC)
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Searching wrote:

Recently retired? Please let us know how your retirement processed so we know what to expect!

How about:
 
1) Weeks to receive A/L:
2) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable:
3) Weeks to receive interem and %%% of pay:
4) Months to complete:


Good idea!

Consider adding:  5. Date of retirement?
and maybe:          6. OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA?

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#4 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 1:50:11 AM(UTC)
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Hankz wrote:
Searching wrote:


Good idea!

Consider adding:  5. Date of retirement?
and maybe:          6. OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA?

 
Good idea, done!
 
Sure hope we get more data, kinda slow turn out... Looks pretty bad right now with 67% at 6+ months.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 5:28:56 AM(UTC)
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What does "On Schedule" mean? What "schedule"? I can't picture anything less than "a few months".
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#6 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 12:22:17 PM(UTC)
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OPM has a schedule?  I knew they had two speeds slower and slowest but I didn't know they had a schedule :)   I'm at 6 months and counting..................
 
By the way, whats the record for longest time to get finalized? 
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#7 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:41:36 PM(UTC)
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How about: <= 3 months, < 6,  < 12, Year or more

Results wouldn't be indicative of the general retirement experience as most likely the numbers will be skewed to the high side due to more people having issues with the process being on this board -- then not.

It might be useful to track FERS vs CSRS times separately if possible.

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#8 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:43:23 PM(UTC)
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OPM has a schedule?  I knew they had two speeds slower and slowest but I didn't know they had a schedule :)   I'm at 6 months and counting..................
 
By the way, whats the record for longest time to get finalized? 


I'm guessing that, with the recent spurt of activity, they've pretty much worked their way through those that retired during the Reagan Administration.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:32:15 PM(UTC)
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8 mos here.   Retired Sep 2011.   Longest I've heard of is 14 mos.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" <br />--what Reagan REALLY said.
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#10 Posted : Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:36:42 PM(UTC)
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1) Date of retirement: 1/1/10
2) Weeks to receive A/L: 4 wks
3) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable: 4 wks
4) Weeks to receive interem and %%% of pay: 1 wk,  ~70%
5) Months to complete: 6 mos.
6) OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA: **Boyers, PA**





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#11 Posted : Monday, January 09, 2012 12:01:47 AM(UTC)
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68gto wrote:
How about: <= 3 months, < 6,  < 12, Year or more

Results wouldn't be indicative of the general retirement experience as most likely the numbers will be skewed to the high side due to more people having issues with the process being on this board -- then not.
Did a lilttle editing to catch your idea.
 
I thought about the skewed data too... People with a good result may not come to the forum for advice. But, some people going through the process looking for general information might pop in and give us an update!
 
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#12 Posted : Monday, January 09, 2012 12:06:17 AM(UTC)
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getting close wrote:
What does "On Schedule" mean? What "schedule"? I can't picture anything less than "a few months".
 
I had heard to expect 3 months as normal. Did some editing to capture this. Don't want to change any more or I might be skewing with exsisting data.
 
Thanks to everyone who has taken the pole! Was interested to see the buyout time frame listed.
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#13 Posted : Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:31:59 AM(UTC)
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Wow, we're up to 50% taking more than 6 months? Searching2012-01-22 14:37:35
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#14 Posted : Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:24:10 PM(UTC)
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Searching wrote:
Wow, we're up to 50% taking more than 6 months?

I suspect most of these with 6 moths or plus retired in 2010 or the first six month of 2011.  Things have improved a little since mid 2011.  Things started to get bad the end of 2009.
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#15 Posted : Monday, January 23, 2012 1:17:53 AM(UTC)
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Fed1969 wrote:

Searching wrote:
Wow, we're up to 50% taking more than 6 months?

I suspect most of these with 6 moths or plus retired in 2010 or the first six month of 2011.  Things have improved a little since mid 2011.  Things started to get bad the end of 2009.

That is about right. I retired on November 9, 2009, and was not finalized until February 3, 2010. While this doesn't sound long at all by recent standards, I was really worried because that seemed longer than previous retirees had reported (here) and because my retirement was very simple. FERS MRA+10, one agency, no other complicating factors.

Then those who retired around December 31st of 2009 or early January 2010 were really delayed! I was so glad that I didn't get caught up in that.

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#16 Posted : Monday, January 23, 2012 10:27:14 AM(UTC)
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I retired from DoD 12/31/11 under the CSRS (offset) system. 
1.  retired 12/31/11
2.  received lump sum 1/13/12
3.  received letter with CSA# 1/23/11 (letter was dated 1/18/12) and retiree card
 
NOTE:  HR sent in my change of address info to DFAS on Nov 21, '11.
Also, HR sent a package with a letter (dated 12/31/11) about when to expect the first interim check.  It was to be within 90 days.  The envelope was postmarked 1/6/12.
 
Hope this helps.Stern Smile
 
 
 
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:01:59 AM(UTC)
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1) Date of retirement: 9/23/2011
2) Weeks to receive A/L: 4
3) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable: N/A
4) Weeks to receive interem and %%% of pay: 6
5) Months to complete: Pending.  Currently @ 4 months and no movement from OPM
6) OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA: Boyers or so they say. 
7) FERS or CSRS:  FERS
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:10:06 AM(UTC)
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1) Date of retirement: Feb/24/2011
2) Weeks to receive A/L: 4
3) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable: N/A
4) Weeks to receive interim and %%% of pay: 5
5) Months to complete: Finalized the first time after 4 months.  The second attempt almost ended after my 10 month into retirement, but they changed their mind to do it over again.  It looks now like it could be several more months.
6) OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA: Both, it started at Boyers, was passed to DC, then returned to my former employer to do over. 
7) FERS or CSRS:  My agency retired me as FERS, it appears my situation fits into a special situation covered by a lawsuit:  Connor v. OPM where it is up in the air what system I will retire under.

I suspect when my former agency gets tired of playing with it they will forward it to someone in Zimbabwe to sit on for a few more months.


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#19 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:29:23 AM(UTC)
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I expect things to get worse at OPM this next two year as the number of retirees increases.
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:25:15 AM(UTC)
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bearlakeguy wrote:
1) Date of retirement: Feb/24/2011
2) Weeks to receive A/L: 4
3) Weeks to receive Buyout $ if applicable: N/A
4) Weeks to receive interim and %%% of pay: 5
5) Months to complete: Finalized the first time after 4 months.  The second attempt almost ended after my 10 month into retirement, but they changed their mind to do it over again.  It looks now like it could be several more months.
6) OPM processing by D.C. or Boyers, PA: Both, it started at Boyers, was passed to DC, then returned to my former employer to do over. 
7) FERS or CSRS:  My agency retired me as FERS, it appears my situation fits into a special situation covered by a lawsuit:  Connor v. OPM where it is up in the air what system I will retire under.

I suspect when my former agency gets tired of playing with it they will forward it to someone in Zimbabwe to sit on for a few more months.
Oh my gosh, I just looked up Connor v. OPM. Could you be converted to CSRS?? That would be so complicated! Did you get matching TSP? What plan were you expecting?  I am so sorry to hear your situation!
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