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Your transition from one agency to another should be seamless. Make sure your TSP contributions resume with your first full pay period in your new agency.


When You Begin Work

When you begin work at your new agency, immediately tell your personnel or payroll specialist:

  • You are contributing to the TSP.
  • The amount or percentage of your basic pay that you want deducted each pay period. You can get this information from your leave and earnings statement if you are unsure.

When You Receive Your First Pay

When you receive your first pay in your new agency:

  • Check your leave and earnings statement to verify that your TSP contributions have been deducted at the rate you elected.
  • Follow up with your agency immediately if your contributions have not started or the amount is incorrect.

If you are a FERS employee, you will not get Agency Matching Contributions until your employee contributions begin, so follow up to make sure that any missed Agency Matching Contributions are restored to your account.

You may also have to submit Form TSP-1, Election Form (TSP-U-1, uniformed services), or use your agency's or service's electronic version of the form to set up the contribution amount you want.

Continue to check your leave and earnings statements until you are sure that the correct contributions are being deducted and that you are receiving Agency Automatic (1%) and Matching Contributions (if you are FERS).

Changing your contributions? Save at least 5% to get your full match.

Are you separated from federal employment?

Would you like to change your address right now in My Account instead of downloading Form TSP-9?

You cannot use this form to change your address. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your address through your agency or service.

Are you separated from federal employment?

To change your name, you will need to provide documentation to the TSP. See the instructions on the form for documentation requirements.

You cannot use this form to change your name. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your name through your agency or service.

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Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

See how easy it is to complete this form.

Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.