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Retirement Statistics

Retirement by the Numbers

  • New Claims Processing - This report provides historical data detailing key performance variables with average processing time presented in days.
  • Agency Audit Report - This report reflects the number of non-disability retirement application packages audited and the associated error rate for an agency that had at least 15 cases reviewed in a specified month in the current fiscal year.

The data below represents the total Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Annuitants added to the Annuity Roll Processing System (ARPS) from Fiscal Year 2000 to Fiscal Year 2022. These numbers include all employees whose retirement was processed as of September 30.

Fiscal Year Total
2022 114,505
2021 96,956
2020 99,529
2019 109,991
2018 109,850
2017 96,459
2016 99,242
2015 99,710
2014 105,037
2013 138,039
2012 111,641
2011 82,837
2010 76,864
2009 87,907
2008 86,615
2007 92,349
2006 103,292
2005 94,977
2004 90,441
2003 81,128
2002 74,153
2001 77,330
2000 77,383

Source: U. S. Office of Personnel Management, Annuity Roll Processing System (ARPS)

Includes all Federal agencies (Executive, Legislative, Judicial branches, U.S. Postal Service, and Intelligence Agencies). ARPS is the system of record for all retirements. Monthly annuity payments are made through ARPS.

Note: The Enterprise Human Resources Integration-Statistical Data Mart (EHRI-SDM) provides other statistical information on Federal retirements.  However, the data is limited to only the Executive branches of the Federal government.  For a complete description of agencies covered by the EHRI-SDM, please visit the Statistical Data Mart page.

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