OPM news (federal retirees take note)
Faster, better, cheaper? Uh-oh...
OPM launches electronic retirement system
By Brittany R. Ballenstedt
The first phase of a system designed to improve the quality and timeliness of retirement services to federal employees launches Monday, according to officials at the Office of Personnel Management.
The initial rollout of the Retirement Systems Modernization project will cover 26,000 employees at the General Services Administration. In the coming months, federal retirees and employees at the U.S. Postal Service, the Interior Department's National Business Center, the National Finance Center in the Agriculture Department and the Defense Department will fall under the program. All remaining federal agencies will begin converting to the new retirement system in February 2009, according to OPM. The RSM project is designed to expedite and improve the quality of services to the more than 3 million active employees covered under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Full story: OPM launches electronic retirement system (2/25/08) -- www.GovernmentExecutive.com
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