The United States Office of Personnel Management website, OPM.gov, offers a number of services to users including changing contact information or altering tax withholding information. In addition, services such as establishing an allotment to an organization are also available.
As of 2015, other services from OPM.gov include requesting a duplicate annuity book and setting up a checking or savings allotment. Users of this website can also sign up for a direct deposit of a payment, and opt-in to receive electronic information through an email address. It is also possible to view or print forms such as annuity statements, verification of income and 1099-R tax forms. Identification cards are available on the site, as is verification of life insurance, and a user can look at the status of a case while it is in interim pay status.
To use the services on OPM.gov, it is necessary to register for an account and use the claim number with both the prefix and the suffix. These numbers vary depending on the type of account a person has. People who can use this website include surviving spouses, widowers, individuals with an insurable interest or an ex-spouse of a deceased employee. Those who are representative payees, guardians or conservators cannot use the site, but can get more information by contacting the Retirement Operations Center by phone or email.