Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I am under FERS and retired June 30, 2011. I have yet to get a full retirement check. I know I am one of many in this situation. Can retirees as a group sue OPM for our back pay with interest and penalties?
There is no authority to sue OPM. Congress, however, is closely watching OPM, which recently improved its retirement backlog.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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