To Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

There are now two methods to contact OPM about the death of a federal employee or retiree other than by mail.  One is the main 1-888-767-6738 toll free number, available from 7:30am EST to 7:45pm EST.  The other is by email at Members can complete a report of death on-line and email it by going to OPM's Retirement website at:



To National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

You should report the death of a NARFE Chapter member to our Texas Federation of Chapters (TFC) Secretary and to Headquarters NARFE.  The TFC Secretary will adjust TFC Records and notify the Editor of the Texas Federal Retiree (TFR) of the death so the death will appear in the next issue of the TFR. Headquarters NARFE will use the information to adjust records at that level.


There are two acceptable methods of reporting death.  The Chapter Secretary or other official designated by the Chapter President should make the death notification.  Whichever method is used, ask for confirmation of termination of membership dues with holding for the deceased.


The FIRST method which is probably the easiest involves the use of email.  Simply send an email to at Headquarters NARFE with a copy to Fran Hiner-Pantoja our TFC Secretary at  You may send a separate email to Headquarters and to Fran Hiner-Pantoja.  However, be sure to include the member's name, chapter number, date of death, their NARFE membership number, and their surviving spouse and address if known.


The SECOND method involves use of the Headquarters NARFE Form Number F-9, dated 08/02.  The F-9 is a prepaid postcard addressed to Membership Department, 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-9704.  An printable copy of the F-9 is available by clicking here (It should be printed double sided).  For information purposes, a copy of the backside of a F-9 is presented below.  If you mail the F-9 in a separate envelope, be sure it is addressed to the above Alexandria, Virginia address. You can advise the TFC Secretary by mailing a copy of the F-9, sending an email to , or by a separate letter to: 


Fran Hiner-Pantoja

TFC Secretary

9211 Standing Creek Ln.

San Antonio, TX 78230-4040

Her telephone is: (210) 380-8743


The TFC Secretary needs as a minimum the member's name, chapter number, and date of death.  Do not send the report of the member's death to the Editor of the Texas Federal Retiree, since the deaths are reported to the Editor by the TFC Secretary.