Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a federal agency that oversees the civil service of the United States federal government. The OPM is responsible for ensuring that federal civil servants are hired and promoted based on merit, and that they are treated fairly and equitably. The OPM also provides benefits and support services to federal employees and retirees.

How do I contact OPM?

To contact OPM, you may submit a request through the online portal, by email, or by telephone.

Online Portal: You may submit a request to OPM through the online portal at

Email: You may email OPM at [email protected]

Telephone: You may contact OPM by telephone at (202) 606-1800.

What is the Office of Personnel Management retirement operations?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is responsible for the retirement operations of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement system that provides benefits from three sources: a Basic Benefit Plan, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

The Basic Benefit Plan is a defined benefit plan that pays benefits based on length of service and salary. Social Security provides benefits based on the earnings history of the employee. The TSP is a defined contribution plan that allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, into a retirement account. The TSP is similar to a 401(k) plan offered by many private employers.

OPM's retirement operations are responsible for processing retirement applications, calculating benefits, and paying benefits to retirees. OPM also manages the annuity program for FERS retirees. The annuity program provides a guaranteed stream of income for life after retirement.

How do I check the status of my OPM security clearance?

There are a few ways to check the status of your OPM security clearance:

1. You can log into the e-QIP system and check the status of your clearance there.

2. You can contact your security officer and ask them for an update.

3. You can check the OPM website for the most up-to-date information on security clearance status. How long does it take OPM to process survivor benefits? According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), it typically takes between six and eight weeks to process survivor benefits. However, if there are any complications or incomplete information, the process could take longer. What is a CSF annuity check? A CSF annuity check is a check that is sent out periodically (usually monthly) from the Central States Pension Fund to retirees. The amount of the check is based on the retiree's years of service and current salary.