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Recordkeeping Service Acquisition (RKSA) — In November 2020, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) awarded a new recordkeeping contract to Accenture Federal Services (AFS). Work under this contract—branded the Converge Program (or Converge)—will bring changes and improvements to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and our day-to-day operations to serve federal employees and fulfil our mission-essential duties. The contract has a

Bulletin 21-1

2021 TSP Contribution Limits — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2021: 2021 and 2020 TSP contribution limits Limit Name IRC 2021 Limit 2020 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,500 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,500 Annual Additions Limit § 415(c) $58,000 $57,000 These limits define the contributions that can be made to individ

Bulletin 20-8

Spillover Method for Catch-Up Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan - UPDATE — Beginning January 1, 2021, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will implement a new method for catch-up contributions called the “spillover” method. (Participants will continue using the TSP’s current catch-up program through the end of 2020.) Spillover will apply to all active civilian and uniformed services members turning age 50 or older. It will help simplify our catch-up pr

Bulletin 20-1

Implementation of 5% Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — On October 1, 2020, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and Blended Retirement System (BRS) participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for BRS participants automatically re-

Bulletin 20-7

Subject: CARES Act Withdrawal — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020 (Public Law No. 116-136). The CARES Act allows the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to create special withdrawal rules for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants affected by COVID-19. In accordance with this law, the TSP has added a CARES Act withdrawal to its withdrawal options. A CARES A

Bulletin 20-6

Default Investment Fund for Blended Retirement System (BRS) and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On January 1, 2018, the default investment fund for newly enrolled uniformed services Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) members (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased uniformed services members) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund. This change went into effect for those service members who joined the uniformed services on or after January 1, 2

Bulletin 20-u-1

Retirement of the L 2020 Fund and the Launch of New L Funds — The Lifecycle (L) Funds are designed to provide participants with an easy, convenient way of investing their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts among the five individual TSP funds based on when the participants will need the money in retirement. One of the principal characteristics of the funds is that their investment mixes become progressively more conservative as they reach their target dates.

Bulletin 20-5

Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased civilian participants) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. This bulle

Bulletin 20-4

CARES Act: Impact to Thrift Savings Plan Loans — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to clarify eligibility requirements and to include the new record types agencies and services will see on the 19401 Report. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020 (Public Law No. 116-136). The CARES Act allows the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to create special loan rules for Thrift Savings Pl

Bulletin 20-3

Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation — TSP Bulletin for Agency and Service representatives This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status (i.e., leave without pay (LWOP)) affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 12-20, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 16, 2012. Note: This bulletin does not apply to participants who are furloughed (or hav

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  • 2020 TSP contribution limits — 2020 TSP Contribution Limits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2020: Limit NameIRC2020 Limit2019 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,000 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,000 Annual Addition Limit § 415(c) $57,000 $56,000 These limits affect the amount of contributions that can be made to individual Thrift Savings

    Bulletin 19-U-11

    2020 TSP contribution limits — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2020: Limit NameIRC2020 Limit2019 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,000 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,000 Annual Addition Limit § 415(c) $57,000 $56,000 These limits affect the amount of contributions that can be made to individual Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts for the ca

    Bulletin 19-11

    New Rules and Processes for Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawals — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal rules and processes for financial hardship in-service withdrawals as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-14 and 12-U-12, Consolidation of Forms TSP

    Bulletin 19-9

    New Rules and Processes for Age-Based In-Service Withdrawals — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal rules and processes for age-based in-service withdrawals as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-13 and 12-U-11, Consolidation of Forms TSP-75, Age-

    Bulletin 19-8

    New Options and Processes for Changes to Installment Payments — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new options and processes for participants receiving installment payments (previously called monthly payments) as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-21 and 12-U-

    Bulletin 19-7

    New Options and Processes for Withdrawal Requests for Separated and Beneficiary Participants — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal options and processes for separated and beneficiary participants as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-16 and 12-U-14, Consolidation of Post-Separ

    Bulletin 19-6

    Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms and New Online Tools — Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms and New Online Tools </section> The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has created new forms and online tools and declared prior versions of old forms obsolete as a result of the changes to the TSP withdrawal options associated with the TSP Mode

    Bulletin 19-10

    Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to include information about automatic re-enrollment. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for Blended Retirement System (B

    Bulletin 19-U-2

    Introduction of the Spillover Method for Catch-Up Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), plans to switch to the “spillover” method for catch-up contributions beginning with the first pay period of 2021. (Participants will continue using the TSP’s current catch-up program through the final pay period of 2020.) Spillover, which is used by many retirement plans and is available under

    Bulletin 19-5

    Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020. The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 grants us the authority for this change. This change will not affect the c

    Bulletin 19-4

    Upcoming Change to Eliminate Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Six-Month Suspension Rule — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) will soon eliminate the six-month suspension of TSP contributions for participants who have taken a financial hardship in-service withdrawal. Implementation of this rule change will occur on September 15, 2019, at the same time that withdrawal changes related to the TSP Modernization Act of 2017 take effect. Legislation to allow this change came under the Bipartisan B

    Bulletin 19-U-1

    Upcoming Change to Eliminate Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Six-Month Suspension Rule — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) will soon eliminate the six-month suspension of TSP contributions for participants who have taken a financial hardship in-service withdrawal. Implementation of this rule change will occur on September 15, 2019, at the same time that withdrawal changes related to the TSP Modernization Act of 2017 take effect. Legislation to allow this change came under the Bipartisan B

    Bulletin 19-3

    Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies. The revision clarifies to agency payroll officers the need to provide the full loan account number on the form when applicable. This bulletin, dated April 18, 2019, will supersede TSP Bulletin 12-11 and all prior versions of the TSP-19 form. A copy of this form, which agencies

    Bulletin 19-2

    Effect of the retroactive pay increase on the Thrift Savings Plan — On February 15, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed Public Law 116-6, “The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019”, which authorizes appropriations to fund the operation of a number of agencies in the federal government through September 30, 2019. This legislation mandates a 1.9 percent average pay increase for most federal civilian employees retroactive to January 1, 2019. President Trump signe

    Bulletin 19-1

  • TSP Forfeitures and Forfeiture Restoration Procedures — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) representatives with detailed instructions for requesting a forfeiture restoration, and to provide a revised version of the Form TSP-5-R, Request to Restore Forfeiture. Background Forfeitures of a participant’s Agency Automatic (1%) and/or Agency Matching Contributions, along with associated earnings, occasionally occurs

    Bulletin 18-2

    New Guidance on the Use of Journal Voucher, TSP-U-2-G — Effective immediately, the journal voucher, TSP-U-2-G, should no longer be used to submit records for back pay awards. The TSP has changed its regulations regarding the calculation of breakage on back pay awards. All breakage for back pay awards must be calculated based on the participant’s contribution allocation on file for the “as of” date of the correction. Services should stop using the TSP

    Bulletin 18-U-1

    New Guidance on the Use of Journal Voucher TSP-2-G — Effective immediately, the journal voucher TSP-2-G should no longer be used to submit records for back pay awards or USERRA makeup contributions. Back Pay Awards In September 2015, with the beginning of the L Fund default investment for newly enrolled and rehired participants, the TSP changed its regulations regarding the calculation of breakage on back pay awards. All breakage for back pay award

    Bulletin 18-1

  • Revision to Implementation of the Blended Retirement System — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Public Law 114-92, signed into law November 25, 2015, authorized the uniformed services1 to change their traditional retirement plan from one that relied primarily on a cliff-vested defined benefit to one that blends a reduced defined benefit with enhanced Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) benefits, continuation pay, and retention bonuses paid a

    Bulletin 17-U-3

    2017 Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports for the Blended Retirement System — With the implementation of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) on January 1, 2018, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan recordkeeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (“web-based application”), will be updated to incorporate the BRS contributions an

    Bulletin 17-U-2

    Implementation of the Blended Retirement System — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Public Law 114-92, signed into law November 25, 2015, authorized the uniformed services1 to change their traditional retirement plan from one that relied primarily on a cliff-vested defined benefit to one that blends a reduced defined benefit with enhanced Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) benefits, continuation pay, and retention bonuses paid a

    Bulletin 17-U-1

  • Public Safety Employees’ Exemption to the Early Withdrawal Penalty — Public Law 114-26, the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, was signed by the President on June 29, 2015. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow specified federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, federal firefighters, and air traffic controllers (“public safety employees”) who separate from service during or after the year they turn age 5

    Bulletin 15-4

    New Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — Effective September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants and beneficiary participants changes from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. The purpose of this bulletin is to d

    Bulletin 15-2

    Thrift Savings Plan Vesting Requirements and the TSP Service Computation Date — This bulletin explains the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) vesting requirement found in 5 CFR § 1603. It also discusses the TSP Vesting Code and TSP Service Computation Date, which are used to determine whether or not the vesting requirement has been met. The TSP Vesting Requirement The term “vested” refers to the eligibility of participants in an employer-sponsored retirement plan to keep all the mon

    Bulletin 15-1

  • Payroll Submission Process via IPAC — This bulletin explains an upcoming change in the way the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) collects and reconciles funds it receives from Federal Agencies for TSP contributions and loan payments. The change only applies to departments and agencies that prepare and submit the monthly FMS 224, Statement of Transactions, to Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS). Those entiti

    Bulletin 14-6

    Phased Retirement and the TSP — Section 100121 of Public Law 112-141 added new provisions in 5 U.S.C. 8336a and 8412a that provide authority for a new phased retirement program. This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who transition to phased retirement status. I. Eligibility For TSP purposes, the employment status

    Bulletin 14-5

    Thrift Savings Plan Death Benefits — This bulletin contains information about Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) death benefits. It consolidates and supersedes several bulletins detailing various death benefits topics, including the statutory order of precedence, Beneficiary Participant Accounts for spousal beneficiaries, payment options for non-spousal beneficiaries, Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, and Form TSP-17, Information Relati

    Bulletin 14-U-3

    Thrift Savings Plan Death Benefits — This bulletin contains information about Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) death benefits. It consolidates and supersedes several bulletins detailing various death benefits topics, including the statutory order of precedence, Beneficiary Participant Accounts for spousal beneficiaries, payment options for non-spousal beneficiaries, Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, and Form TSP-17, Information Relati

    Bulletin 14-4

    Service Responsibilities When Thrift Savings Plan Participants Separate From the Uniformed Services — This bulletin discusses the actions that service representatives must take when a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant separates from the uniformed services. TSP participants are uniformed service members who have TSP accounts, even if they are not currently contributing. If you cannot verify the existence of a TSP account by any other means, contact your Agency Technical Services (ATS) represen

    Bulletin 14-U-2

    Agency Responsibilities When Thrift Savings Plan Participants Separate From Federal Service — This bulletin discusses the actions that agency representatives must take when a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant separates from Federal service. TSP participants are FERS and CSRS1 employees who have TSP accounts, even if they are not currently contributing. FERS employees receive Agency Automatic (1%) Contributions, so all FERS employees are TSP participants. CSRS employees may or may not

    Bulletin 14-3

    Submitting New Retirement Codes to the Thrift Savings Plan — The “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013” (Pub. L. No. 113-67, § 401), signed by the president on December 26, 2013, amended the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS). Beginning January 1, 2014, new employees will make higher employee retirement contributions towards the FERS basic annuity. The new FERS employees will be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System as Further Revised Annu

    Bulletin 14-2

  • Change to Thrift Savings Plan Error Report 1701 to Accommodate the New FERS-RAE Retirement Codes — This bulletin outlines the changes to the TSP Error Report 1701, which identifies data records that were not processed and records that were processed but appear suspect. Public Law 112-96, Section 5001, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012,” made two significant amendments to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS).

    Bulletin 12-24

    Submitting New Retirement Codes to the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin outlines changes to the Civilian Employee Data (06) Record (EDR) used when processing agency submissions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

    Bulletin 12-23

    Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form, and Form TSP-U-1-C, CatchUp Contribution Election Form, Revised for Roth Implementation of Army, Air Force, and Navy — On May 7, 2012, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) implemented Roth TSP and released the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) and Catch-Up Contribution Election Form (TSP-U-1-C) for elections submitted by uniformed service members. Form TSP‑U-1 was revised in October 2012 to include the Roth election options for active duty members of the Army, Air Force and Navy.

    Bulletin 12-U-17

    Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., leave without pay (LWOP) or furlough, affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 03-18, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 6, 2003, and TSP Bulletin 11-4, Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account, dated March 28, 2011

    Bulletin 12-20

    Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain Internal Revenue Service criteria are met). To accommo

    Bulletin 12-U-16

    Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan.

    Bulletin 12-19

    Elimination of Form TSP-U-50 — Effective the date of the implementation of the TSP Roth feature on May 7, 2012, Form TSP-U-50, Investment Allocation, will be obsolete. We are asking services to destroy (recycle) any copies of the form they may possess effective that date. The TSP will not honor a form received from either the participant or their service after the Roth implementation date.

    Bulletin 12-U-9

    Journal Voucher Submission Requirement after Implementation of Roth TSP and Notification by Services of Date They Are Ready to Receive Reports and Submit Contributions in the New Roth Format

    Bulletin 12-U-15

    Consolidation of Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (Civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (Uniformed Services), and New Combined Form TSP-60-R, Request For A Roth Transfer Into The TSP — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has consolidated Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (uniformed services) into a single form, effective May 7, 2012. The combined form supersedes all prior versions of Forms TSP-60 and TSP-U-60 with dates prior to April 2012. Previous versions of the form must be immediately discarded (recycled), and

    Bulletin 12-U-13

    Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who are appointed or reappointed after July 31, 2010 to a position that is covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) (and its equivalent retirement systems) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) (and its equivalent retir

    Bulletin 12-18

    Journal Voucher Submission Requirement after Implementation of Roth TSP — This bulletin outlines the requirements agency payroll offices will have upon implementation of Roth TSP with regard to the data/contribution submission and receipt of reports from those submissions.

    Bulletin 12-17

    Consolidation of Form TSP-60 (Civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (Uniformed Services), and New Combined Form TSP-60-R, Request For A Roth Transfer Into The TSP — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has consolidated Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (uniformed services) into a single form, effective May 7, 2012. The combined form supersedes all prior versions of Forms TSP-60 and TSP-U-60 with dates prior to April 2012.

    Bulletin 12-15

    Form TSP-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form, and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form, Revised for Roth Implementation — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has released the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP participants upon Roth implementation.

    Bulletin 12-12

    Elimination of Form TSP-50 — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issues the Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) bulletins to provide guidance and assistance to agency representatives responsible for administering agency aspects of the TSP.

    Bulletin 12-10

    Implementation Date for Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain criteria are met). The Roth TSP feature is similar to

    Bulletin 12-U-8

    Implementation Date for Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain criteria are met).

    Bulletin 12-9

    Special TSP Poster - "April is Financial Literacy Month" — In support of Financial Literacy Month, April 2012, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is pleased to announce the publication of its special poster, “Will Roth TSP fit into your future?”

    Bulletin 12-8

    Relocation of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Office — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Agency) moved its offices effective March 16, 2012. The new address is: 77 K Street, NE Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20002 Included in this bulletin is current information available to service/payroll representatives to assist them in implementing the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including points of contact and services available through the Agency

    Bulletin 12-U-6

    Relocation of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Office — Included in this bulletin is current information available to agency/payroll representatives to assist them in implementing the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including points of contact and services available through the Agency and its record keeper.

    Bulletin 12-7

    Revision of Form TSP-1 and Form TSP-1-C for Roth Implementation — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP participants upon Roth implementation in the second quarter of 2012.

    Bulletin 12-6

    2011 Thrift Savings Plan Annual Participant Statements with Roth Introductory Information Enclosed — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, signed June 22, 2009, provided for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Roth feature. This bulletin contains copies of and information about the inserts the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) will enclose with 2011 annual participant statements to begin to educate participants about the new Roth feature. The statement mailing will begin th

    Bulletin 12-U-5

    2011 Thrift Savings Plan Annual Participant Statements with Roth Introductory Information Enclosed — This bulletin contains copies of and information about the inserts the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) will enclose with 2011 annual participant statements to begin to educate participants about the new Roth feature. The statement mailing will begin the second week of February 2012.

    Bulletin 12-5

    America Saves Week and Military Saves Week Poster February 19 - 26, 2012 — America Saves is a nationwide campaign in which a diversified coalition of nonprofit, government, and corporate entities assist individuals and families to save and build wealth for their future. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign designed to motivate and encourage military families to save toward both their short and long term financial goals.

    Bulletin 12-4

    Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form and Form TSP-U-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-U-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP members for the beginning of 2012. The TSP-U-1 is revised to reflect the increase to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) annual elective deferral limit to $17,000 in 2012. This revision also reflects

    Bulletin 12-U-2

    Consolidation of Forms TSP-76 (Civilian) and TSP-U-76 (Uniformed Services), and changes to TSP Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Processing — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has made a number of changes to the TSP financial hardship in-service withdrawal process to provide for notarized spouse and participant signatures and to reduce the number of forms rejected because they are incomplete or invalid.

    Bulletin 12-3

    Revision of Form TSP-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Form TSP-1, Election Form and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election for elections submitted by TSP participants for the beginning of 2012.

    Bulletin 12-2

    Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — With the implementation of the TSP Roth feature in second quarter 2012, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan record keeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the Web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (Web-based application), will be updated to incorporate the Roth contributions and associate

    Bulletin 11-U-10

    Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — Attachments for Bulletin 11-U-10, Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports.

    Bulletin 11-U-10-Attachments

    TSP Contribution Limits for 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2012. These limits affect the amount of contributions participants can make to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for the year.

    Bulletin 11-9

    Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — With the implementation of the TSP Roth feature in second quarter 2012, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan record keeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the Web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (Web-based application), will be updated to incorporate the Roth contributions and associate

    Bulletin 11-8

    Revision to Implementation of the Thrift Savings Plan Roth Contributions — Thrift Savings Plan authorized to add a Roth 401(k) feature to the plan.

    Bulletin 11-U-8

    Revision of the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — On October 12, 2010, the TSP issued Bulletin 10-U-7, Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services. This bulletin provided instructions for agencies and services to identify and submit corrected address information for TSP participants who were identified as actively employed, and for whom the TSP had received at least one materials mailing returned as undeliverable.

    Bulletin 11-U-7

    Revision of the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — On October 12, 2010, the TSP issued Bulletin 10-10, Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services. This bulletin provided instructions for agencies and services to identify and submit corrected address information for TSP participants who were identified as actively employed, and for whom the TSP had received at least one materials mailing returned as undeliverable.

    Bulletin 11-7

    Revision of the TSP Fact Sheet, TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised the fact sheet TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service. This fact sheet provides participants with information on the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) that pertain to the TSP.

    Bulletin 11-U-6

    Revision of the TSP Fact Sheet, TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised the fact sheet TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service. This fact sheet provides participants with information on the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) that pertain to the TSP.

    Bulletin 11-6

    Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has modified the attached Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) fact sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on your TSP Account, to highlight procedures required by participants and agency representatives to suspend loan payments during the period that a participant is placed in nonpay status. Agency representatives should provide a copy of this fact sheet when a partici

    Bulletin 11-4

    Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — Thrift Savings Plan authorized to add a Roth 401(k) feature to the plan.

    Bulletin 11-U-4

    Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions

    Bulletin 10-13

    Retirement of the L 2010 Fund and the Launch of the L 2050 Fund — The first of the funds to reach its time horizon is the L 2010 Fund. This bulletin describes the activities associated with the process of retiring the L 2010 Fund and its impact on agencies and payroll offices.

    Bulletin 10-U-8

    Retirement of the L 2010 Fund and the Launch of the L 2050 Fund — The first of the funds to reach its time horizon is the L 2010 Fund. This bulletin describes the activities associated with the process of retiring the L 2010 Fund and its impact on agencies and payroll offices.

    Bulletin 10-11

    Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — TSP is asking agency/service payroll offices to help us ensure that correct addresses are maintained in TSP records. In preparation for the 2010 Annual Statement mailing in February 2011, the TSP will be providing agency and uniformed services payroll offices with the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and the Uniformed Services (“the report”).

    Bulletin 10-U-7

    Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — TSP is asking agency/service payroll offices to help us ensure that correct addresses are maintained in TSP records. In preparation for the 2010 Annual Statement mailing in February 2011, the TSP will be providing agency and uniformed services payroll offices with the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and the Uniformed Services (“the report”).

    Bulletin 10-10

    Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies, to include automatic enrollment contributions. This form, dated August 2010, will supersede all prior versions of Form TSP-19.

    Bulletin 10-8

    Consolidation of Forms TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Civilian), and TSP-U-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has combined Forms TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Civilian), and TSP-U-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, will supersede all prior versions.

    Bulletin 10-9

    Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who are appointed or reappointed after July 31, 2010 to a position that is covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) (and its equivalent retirement systems) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) (and its equivalent retir

    Bulletin 10-7

    Thrift Savings Plan Error Codes and Messages for Payroll Offices — In August 2010, the Federal civilian agencies will implement automatic enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Although the uniformed services are excluded from the automatic enrollment program, we are taking this opportunity to update, consolidate, and reissue the list of TSP error codes and messages associated with the processing reports we provide to both civilian and uniformed services pa

    Bulletin 10-U-5

    Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan — Updated Error Messages Listing for TSP Payroll Office Reports — TSP Bulletin 10-3, Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan, dated February 24, 2010, provided guidance to agencies and their servicing payroll offices on this program. This bulletin supplements that guidance.

    Bulletin 10-6

    Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the actions the agencies must take to implement automatic enrollment in their human resource and payroll systems.

    Bulletin 10-3

    Thrift Savings Plan Leaflet — “What's Stopping You” — In July 2009, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and agencies implemented the provision of Public Law 111-31, the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, which authorized immediate agency contributions for TSP participants covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) and other equivalent retirement plans. Although the year-to-date growth rate of 6.4% for contributing FERS participant

    Bulletin 09-13

    Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 111-31, the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 (the Act), was signed on June 22, 2009. It authorizes a number of changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including the elimination of the waiting period for agency contributions for participants covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) and other equivalent retirement plans.

    Bulletin 09-9

    H.R. 1256 — Implementation of Immediate Agency Contributions for Participants Covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System and Equivalent Federal Retirement Plans — H.R. 1256, which includes the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, passed the U.S. Senate on June 11, 2009, and the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12, 2009. The White House has indicated that the President will sign the Act into law.

    Bulletin 09-8

    Consolidation of Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined form, TSP-15, Change in Name of Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions.1 This bulletin explains why the forms were consolidated and provides in

    Bulletin 09-6

    Consolidation of Forms TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Form TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and Form TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions of the change of address forms. This bulletin explains why the

    Bulletin 09-5

    Interfund Transfer (IFT) Program Change — Limits on IFT Requests — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has announced a change to the interfund transfer (IFT) program which will impose limits on the IFT requests a participant may make each month. The final regulation for the IFT limit was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008; the change will be implemented on May 1, 2008.

    Bulletin 08-U-4

    Interfund Transfer (IFT) Program Change — Limits on IFT Requests — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has announced a change to the interfund transfer (IFT) program which will impose limits on the IFT requests a participant may make each month. The final regulation for the IFT limit was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008; the change will be implemented on May 1, 2008.

    Bulletin 08-4

    TSP Loan Default Process — The Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) has implemented its loan default program. This program is mandated by Internal Revenue Service regulations which apply to all 401(k) plans, including the TSP. Essentially, the regulations provide that at the end of each calendar quarter, plans like the TSP must identify loan accounts that are missing payments and notify participants that they have until the end of the

    Bulletin 07-U-3

    TSP Loan Default Process — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., leave without pay (LWOP) or furlough, affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 03-18, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 6, 2003, and TSP Bulletin 11-4, Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account, dated March 28, 2011

    Bulletin 07-3

    Changes to the Procedures for Processing Retirement Benefits Court Orders Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts — On September 20, 2006, the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issued regulations in 5 C.F.R. Part 1653, redefining the retirement benefits court orders that will be accepted by the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

    Bulletin 06-U-8

    Changes to the Procedures for Processing Retirement Benefits Court Orders Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts — On September 20, 2006, the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issued regulations in 5 C.F.R. Part 1653, redefining the retirement benefits court orders that will be accepted by the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

    Bulletin 06-7

    Transition of Thrift Savings Plan Record Keeping Services — During the week of May 22, 2006, we will move those Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) services currently remaining at NFC to our other record keeping service providers, primarily the staff at SI International, Inc., located in Fairfax, VA. These functions include agency payroll office services, legal processing (e.g., court orders), and death benefits processing.

    Bulletin 06-U-3

    Transition of Thrift Savings Plan Record Keeping Services — During the week of May 22, 2006, we will move those Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) services currently remaining at NFC to our other record keeping service providers, primarily the staff at SI International, Inc., located in Fairfax, VA. These functions include agency payroll office services, legal processing (e.g., court orders), and death benefits processing.

    Bulletin 06-2

    Catch-Up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 or Older (Uniformed Services) — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catchup” contributions from their taxable basic pay to their TSP accounts.

    Bulletin 06-U-2

    Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

    Bulletin 05-17

    Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System — This bulletin outlines the procedures that services must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 02-U-22 to announce a change to the rules regarding TSP loan payments under chapter 13 bankruptcy. As addressed in Section III, payroll offices must continue making TSP loan payments for participants who have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on

    Bulletin 05-U-11

    Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System — This bulletin outlines the procedures that agencies must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 02-20 to announce a change to the rules regarding TSP loan payments under chapter 13 bankruptcy. As addressed in Section III, payroll offices must continue making TSP loan payments for participants who have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on or

    Bulletin 05-16

    Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

    Bulletin 05-15

    Processing Agency Submissions in the New Record Keeping System — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

    Bulletin 05-13

    Earnings Adjustments to Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Requested By Employing Agencies — This bulletin discusses “earnings adjustments” and introduces the journal voucher that payroll offices must use to request such adjustments.

    Bulletin 05-12

    Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

    Bulletin 05-U-8

    Information Provided to New TSP Participants by the TSP Record Keeper — When a TSP account is established, the TSP record keeper sends the new participant a package that contains a welcome letter, an Investment Allocation form (TSP-U-50), the Web/ThriftLine Information card, and the booklet Managing Your Account.

    Bulletin 05-U-7

    Information Provided to New TSP Participants by the TSP Record Keeper — When a TSP account is established, the TSP record keeper sends the new participant a package that contains a welcome letter, an Investment Allocation form (TSP-50), the Web/ThriftLine Information card, and the booklet Managing Your Account.

    Bulletin 05-9

    Thrift Savings Plan Data Employee Code — This bulletin discusses the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) “employment code” and “employment code date.” When the employment status of a TSP participant changes, the payroll office must submit to the TSP record keeper an Employee Data Record (06-Record) containing the employment code and the employment code date.

    Bulletin 05-8

    Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) to reflect the elimination of TSP open seasons.

    Bulletin 05-U-6

    Uniformed Services Participation in the TSP — Public Law 108-469, signed into law on December 21, 2004, eliminates TSP open seasons and the restrictions on contribution elections which are tied to open seasons. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will implement this law July 1, 2005.

    Bulletin 05-U-2

    Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 108-469, signed into law December 21, 2004, eliminates TSP open seasons and the restrictions on contribution elections which are tied to open seasons. However, the law does not eliminate the waiting period that FERS employees must serve before they can begin to receive agency contributions.

    Bulletin 05-2

    Thrift Savings Plan Participant Statements — This bulletin contains information about the quarterly Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant statements that are currently being mailed to participants.

    Bulletin 03-U-22

    Thrift Savings Plan Participant Statements — This bulletin contains information about the quarterly Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant statements that are currently being mailed to participants.

    Bulletin 03-24

    Effect of Nonpay Status on TSP Participation — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., furlough or leave without pay (LWOP), affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation.

    Bulletin 03-18

    Revision of Form TSP-U-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised Form TSP-U-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant, for use in the new record keeping system.

    Bulletin 02-U-33

    Processing Submissions From Uniformed Services Payroll Offices in the New Record Keeping System — This bulletin explains how payroll office submissions of employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions will be processed after the new record keeping system is implemented in September 2002.

    Bulletin 02-u-21

    Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented.

    Bulletin 02-U-17

    Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented later this year.

    Bulletin 02-16

    TSP Participation of Individuals Who Return to Civilian Service or Pay Status Following Military Service — The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows certain employees who separate from civilian service to perform military service to make up missed Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions if they return to civilian service under the provisions of USERRA.

    Bulletin 02-7

    Regulations on Uniformed Services Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has issued regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 1604 explaining the rules under which members of the uniformed services can participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

    Bulletin 01-U-11

    Processing Submissions from the Uniformed Services — This bulletin outlines the procedures that the uniformed services must use to report employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions to the TSP record keeper, the National Finance Center (NFC).

    Bulletin 01-U-5

    Introduction of TSP Bulletins — Public Law 106-398 extended participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for Federal civilian employees to members of the uniformed services. The first contributions to the TSP will begin in January 2002.

    Bulletin 01-U-1

    TSP Participation of Individuals Who Are Reemployed Following Transfers to International Organizations — Employees who transfer to international organizations cannot participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) while they are employed by the international organization. This is true even if the employee continues to make contributions to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS), the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), or the Foreign Service Retirem

    Bulletin 00-13

    Effect of Transferring to Position Covered By A Retirement System Under Which Thrift Savings Plan Participation Is Not Authorized — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1984 (FERSA), which authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), has been amended to allow employees who transfer to positions covered by retirement systems under which TSP participation is not authorized to withdraw their TSP accounts.

    Bulletin 00-11

    Changes to the Error Correction Procedures — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors

    Bulletin 98-21

    Immediate Investment of TSP Contributions — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors.

    Bulletin 97-2

    Legislative Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — On September 30, 1996, the President signed P.L. 104-208, which makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This bulletin summarizes the changes and the schedule for implementing them.

    Bulletin 96-33

    Agency Responsibilities Resulting from a Disaster Affecting the TSP Recordkeeper — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information describing the actions that may be required by the agency during and after a disaster that affects operations at the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Recordkeeper.

    Bulletin 96-16

    Summary of Audit Recommendations Provided to Agencies to Fulfill Their Thrift Savings Plan Responsibilities — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to establish a program to carry out audits of fiduciary compliance in connection with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

    Bulletin 93-5

    Legislative and Policy Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 101-335 (H.R. 2514), enacted July 17, 1990, makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) will be issuing regulations and detailed information to agencies to implement these changes.

    Bulletin 90-26

    Technical Amendments Relating to Eligibility to Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan — The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has published interim regulations regarding Public Law 100-238 which made technical amendments to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.

    Bulletin 88-22

    Income Deferral of TSP Contributions for State of California — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information regarding income deferral of Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions made by California residents.

    Bulletin 88-17

    Fiduciary Insurance — Public Law 100-238, dated January 8, 1988, modified the original Thrift Savings Plan statute, Public Law 99-335, Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERS), with respect to the financial liability of fiduciaries of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

    Bulletin 88-3

    Taxation of TSP Contributions for Residents of Puerto Rico — The purpose of this bulletin is to correct information provided in Thrift Savings Plan Bulletin 87-61, Guidelines on Tax Reporting for Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan, dated December 23, 1987.

    Bulletin 88-1

    Procedures for Establishing or Modifying TSP Agency Clearing Accounts for the Thrift Savings Plan — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives procedures for establishing or modifying Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) agency clearing accounts submitted on Form TSP-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher.

    Bulletin 87-38

    Relationship Between TSP and Wages Reported on Certain Employment Reports and Forms — The Department of Labor has advised the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Board) that a number of Federal agencies are not reporting the correct amount of Federal wages on Form ES-931, Request for Wage and Separation Information — UCFE.

    Bulletin 87-35

    Use of Electronic Funds Transfer for TSP Deductions and Contributions — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency offices guidance concerning the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for transmitting Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions and contributions to the Treasury Department.

    Bulletin 87-19

    Order of Precedence for TSP Deductions — The General Accounting Office (GAO) has confirmed that “other voluntary deductions” is the appropriate category in the order of precedence for TSP deductions. Agencies may determine the order of precedence of other voluntary deductions, including allotments and assignments.

    Bulletin 87-15

    Second Conversion Process — All employees covered under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System who are on board as of January 1, 1987, are entitled to the 1 percent Government basic contribution.

    Bulletin 87-7

    Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) One Percent Government Basic Contribution Conversion Computation — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with instructions to aid in the computation of the 1 percent Government basic contribution amount for which the Federal Government is liable for the period January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1986.

    Bulletin 87-3

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Recordkeeping Service Acquisition (RKSA) — In November 2020, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) awarded a new recordkeeping contract to Accenture Federal Services (AFS). Work under this contract—branded the Converge Program (or Converge)—will bring changes and improvements to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and our day-to-day operations to serve federal employees and fulfil our mission-essential duties. The contract has a

Bulletin 21-1

2021 TSP Contribution Limits — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2021: 2021 and 2020 TSP contribution limits Limit Name IRC 2021 Limit 2020 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,500 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,500 Annual Additions Limit § 415(c) $58,000 $57,000 These limits define the contributions that can be made to individ

Bulletin 20-8

Spillover Method for Catch-Up Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan - UPDATE — Beginning January 1, 2021, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will implement a new method for catch-up contributions called the “spillover” method. (Participants will continue using the TSP’s current catch-up program through the end of 2020.) Spillover will apply to all active civilian and uniformed services members turning age 50 or older. It will help simplify our catch-up pr

Bulletin 20-1

Implementation of 5% Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — On October 1, 2020, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and Blended Retirement System (BRS) participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for BRS participants automatically re-

Bulletin 20-7

Subject: CARES Act Withdrawal — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020 (Public Law No. 116-136). The CARES Act allows the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to create special withdrawal rules for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants affected by COVID-19. In accordance with this law, the TSP has added a CARES Act withdrawal to its withdrawal options. A CARES A

Bulletin 20-6

Default Investment Fund for Blended Retirement System (BRS) and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On January 1, 2018, the default investment fund for newly enrolled uniformed services Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) members (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased uniformed services members) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund. This change went into effect for those service members who joined the uniformed services on or after January 1, 2

Bulletin 20-u-1

Retirement of the L 2020 Fund and the Launch of New L Funds — The Lifecycle (L) Funds are designed to provide participants with an easy, convenient way of investing their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts among the five individual TSP funds based on when the participants will need the money in retirement. One of the principal characteristics of the funds is that their investment mixes become progressively more conservative as they reach their target dates.

Bulletin 20-5

Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased civilian participants) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. This bulle

Bulletin 20-4

CARES Act: Impact to Thrift Savings Plan Loans — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to clarify eligibility requirements and to include the new record types agencies and services will see on the 19401 Report. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020 (Public Law No. 116-136). The CARES Act allows the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to create special loan rules for Thrift Savings Pl

Bulletin 20-3

Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation — TSP Bulletin for Agency and Service representatives This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status (i.e., leave without pay (LWOP)) affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 12-20, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 16, 2012. Note: This bulletin does not apply to participants who are furloughed (or hav

Bulletin 20-2

2020 TSP contribution limits — 2020 TSP Contribution Limits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2020: Limit NameIRC2020 Limit2019 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,000 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,000 Annual Addition Limit § 415(c) $57,000 $56,000 These limits affect the amount of contributions that can be made to individual Thrift Savings

Bulletin 19-U-11

2020 TSP contribution limits — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2020: Limit NameIRC2020 Limit2019 Limit Elective Deferral Limit § 402(g) $19,500 $19,000 Catch-up Contribution Limit § 414(v) $6,500 $6,000 Annual Addition Limit § 415(c) $57,000 $56,000 These limits affect the amount of contributions that can be made to individual Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) accounts for the ca

Bulletin 19-11

New Rules and Processes for Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawals — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal rules and processes for financial hardship in-service withdrawals as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-14 and 12-U-12, Consolidation of Forms TSP

Bulletin 19-9

New Rules and Processes for Age-Based In-Service Withdrawals — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal rules and processes for age-based in-service withdrawals as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-13 and 12-U-11, Consolidation of Forms TSP-75, Age-

Bulletin 19-8

New Options and Processes for Changes to Installment Payments — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new options and processes for participants receiving installment payments (previously called monthly payments) as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-21 and 12-U-

Bulletin 19-7

New Options and Processes for Withdrawal Requests for Separated and Beneficiary Participants — The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has implemented new withdrawal options and processes for separated and beneficiary participants as a result of the TSP Modernization Act of 2017. These changes take effect on September 15, 2019. This bulletin supersedes TSP Bulletins 12-16 and 12-U-14, Consolidation of Post-Separ

Bulletin 19-6

Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms and New Online Tools — Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms and New Online Tools </section> The purpose of this bulletin is to notify agencies/services that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has created new forms and online tools and declared prior versions of old forms obsolete as a result of the changes to the TSP withdrawal options associated with the TSP Mode

Bulletin 19-10

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to include information about automatic re-enrollment. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for Blended Retirement System (B

Bulletin 19-U-2

Introduction of the Spillover Method for Catch-Up Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), plans to switch to the “spillover” method for catch-up contributions beginning with the first pay period of 2021. (Participants will continue using the TSP’s current catch-up program through the final pay period of 2020.) Spillover, which is used by many retirement plans and is available under

Bulletin 19-5

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020. The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 grants us the authority for this change. This change will not affect the c

Bulletin 19-4

Upcoming Change to Eliminate Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Six-Month Suspension Rule — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) will soon eliminate the six-month suspension of TSP contributions for participants who have taken a financial hardship in-service withdrawal. Implementation of this rule change will occur on September 15, 2019, at the same time that withdrawal changes related to the TSP Modernization Act of 2017 take effect. Legislation to allow this change came under the Bipartisan B

Bulletin 19-U-1

Upcoming Change to Eliminate Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Six-Month Suspension Rule — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) will soon eliminate the six-month suspension of TSP contributions for participants who have taken a financial hardship in-service withdrawal. Implementation of this rule change will occur on September 15, 2019, at the same time that withdrawal changes related to the TSP Modernization Act of 2017 take effect. Legislation to allow this change came under the Bipartisan B

Bulletin 19-3

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies. The revision clarifies to agency payroll officers the need to provide the full loan account number on the form when applicable. This bulletin, dated April 18, 2019, will supersede TSP Bulletin 12-11 and all prior versions of the TSP-19 form. A copy of this form, which agencies

Bulletin 19-2

Effect of the retroactive pay increase on the Thrift Savings Plan — On February 15, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed Public Law 116-6, “The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019”, which authorizes appropriations to fund the operation of a number of agencies in the federal government through September 30, 2019. This legislation mandates a 1.9 percent average pay increase for most federal civilian employees retroactive to January 1, 2019. President Trump signe

Bulletin 19-1

TSP Forfeitures and Forfeiture Restoration Procedures — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) representatives with detailed instructions for requesting a forfeiture restoration, and to provide a revised version of the Form TSP-5-R, Request to Restore Forfeiture. Background Forfeitures of a participant’s Agency Automatic (1%) and/or Agency Matching Contributions, along with associated earnings, occasionally occurs

Bulletin 18-2

New Guidance on the Use of Journal Voucher, TSP-U-2-G — Effective immediately, the journal voucher, TSP-U-2-G, should no longer be used to submit records for back pay awards. The TSP has changed its regulations regarding the calculation of breakage on back pay awards. All breakage for back pay awards must be calculated based on the participant’s contribution allocation on file for the “as of” date of the correction. Services should stop using the TSP

Bulletin 18-U-1

New Guidance on the Use of Journal Voucher TSP-2-G — Effective immediately, the journal voucher TSP-2-G should no longer be used to submit records for back pay awards or USERRA makeup contributions. Back Pay Awards In September 2015, with the beginning of the L Fund default investment for newly enrolled and rehired participants, the TSP changed its regulations regarding the calculation of breakage on back pay awards. All breakage for back pay award

Bulletin 18-1

Revision to Implementation of the Blended Retirement System — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Public Law 114-92, signed into law November 25, 2015, authorized the uniformed services1 to change their traditional retirement plan from one that relied primarily on a cliff-vested defined benefit to one that blends a reduced defined benefit with enhanced Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) benefits, continuation pay, and retention bonuses paid a

Bulletin 17-U-3

2017 Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports for the Blended Retirement System — With the implementation of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) on January 1, 2018, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan recordkeeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (“web-based application”), will be updated to incorporate the BRS contributions an

Bulletin 17-U-2

Implementation of the Blended Retirement System — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Public Law 114-92, signed into law November 25, 2015, authorized the uniformed services1 to change their traditional retirement plan from one that relied primarily on a cliff-vested defined benefit to one that blends a reduced defined benefit with enhanced Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) benefits, continuation pay, and retention bonuses paid a

Bulletin 17-U-1

Public Safety Employees’ Exemption to the Early Withdrawal Penalty — Public Law 114-26, the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, was signed by the President on June 29, 2015. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow specified federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, federal firefighters, and air traffic controllers (“public safety employees”) who separate from service during or after the year they turn age 5

Bulletin 15-4

New Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — Effective September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants and beneficiary participants changes from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. The purpose of this bulletin is to d

Bulletin 15-2

Thrift Savings Plan Vesting Requirements and the TSP Service Computation Date — This bulletin explains the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) vesting requirement found in 5 CFR § 1603. It also discusses the TSP Vesting Code and TSP Service Computation Date, which are used to determine whether or not the vesting requirement has been met. The TSP Vesting Requirement The term “vested” refers to the eligibility of participants in an employer-sponsored retirement plan to keep all the mon

Bulletin 15-1

Payroll Submission Process via IPAC — This bulletin explains an upcoming change in the way the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) collects and reconciles funds it receives from Federal Agencies for TSP contributions and loan payments. The change only applies to departments and agencies that prepare and submit the monthly FMS 224, Statement of Transactions, to Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS). Those entiti

Bulletin 14-6

Phased Retirement and the TSP — Section 100121 of Public Law 112-141 added new provisions in 5 U.S.C. 8336a and 8412a that provide authority for a new phased retirement program. This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who transition to phased retirement status. I. Eligibility For TSP purposes, the employment status

Bulletin 14-5

Thrift Savings Plan Death Benefits — This bulletin contains information about Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) death benefits. It consolidates and supersedes several bulletins detailing various death benefits topics, including the statutory order of precedence, Beneficiary Participant Accounts for spousal beneficiaries, payment options for non-spousal beneficiaries, Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, and Form TSP-17, Information Relati

Bulletin 14-U-3

Thrift Savings Plan Death Benefits — This bulletin contains information about Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) death benefits. It consolidates and supersedes several bulletins detailing various death benefits topics, including the statutory order of precedence, Beneficiary Participant Accounts for spousal beneficiaries, payment options for non-spousal beneficiaries, Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, and Form TSP-17, Information Relati

Bulletin 14-4

Service Responsibilities When Thrift Savings Plan Participants Separate From the Uniformed Services — This bulletin discusses the actions that service representatives must take when a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant separates from the uniformed services. TSP participants are uniformed service members who have TSP accounts, even if they are not currently contributing. If you cannot verify the existence of a TSP account by any other means, contact your Agency Technical Services (ATS) represen

Bulletin 14-U-2

Agency Responsibilities When Thrift Savings Plan Participants Separate From Federal Service — This bulletin discusses the actions that agency representatives must take when a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant separates from Federal service. TSP participants are FERS and CSRS1 employees who have TSP accounts, even if they are not currently contributing. FERS employees receive Agency Automatic (1%) Contributions, so all FERS employees are TSP participants. CSRS employees may or may not

Bulletin 14-3

Submitting New Retirement Codes to the Thrift Savings Plan — The “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013” (Pub. L. No. 113-67, § 401), signed by the president on December 26, 2013, amended the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS). Beginning January 1, 2014, new employees will make higher employee retirement contributions towards the FERS basic annuity. The new FERS employees will be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System as Further Revised Annu

Bulletin 14-2

Change to Thrift Savings Plan Error Report 1701 to Accommodate the New FERS-RAE Retirement Codes — This bulletin outlines the changes to the TSP Error Report 1701, which identifies data records that were not processed and records that were processed but appear suspect. Public Law 112-96, Section 5001, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012,” made two significant amendments to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS).

Bulletin 12-24

Submitting New Retirement Codes to the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin outlines changes to the Civilian Employee Data (06) Record (EDR) used when processing agency submissions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 12-23

Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form, and Form TSP-U-1-C, CatchUp Contribution Election Form, Revised for Roth Implementation of Army, Air Force, and Navy — On May 7, 2012, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) implemented Roth TSP and released the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) and Catch-Up Contribution Election Form (TSP-U-1-C) for elections submitted by uniformed service members. Form TSP‑U-1 was revised in October 2012 to include the Roth election options for active duty members of the Army, Air Force and Navy.

Bulletin 12-U-17

Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., leave without pay (LWOP) or furlough, affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 03-18, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 6, 2003, and TSP Bulletin 11-4, Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account, dated March 28, 2011

Bulletin 12-20

Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain Internal Revenue Service criteria are met). To accommo

Bulletin 12-U-16

Consolidated List of Obsolete, Replacement, and Combined TSP Forms — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan.

Bulletin 12-19

Elimination of Form TSP-U-50 — Effective the date of the implementation of the TSP Roth feature on May 7, 2012, Form TSP-U-50, Investment Allocation, will be obsolete. We are asking services to destroy (recycle) any copies of the form they may possess effective that date. The TSP will not honor a form received from either the participant or their service after the Roth implementation date.

Bulletin 12-U-9

Journal Voucher Submission Requirement after Implementation of Roth TSP and Notification by Services of Date They Are Ready to Receive Reports and Submit Contributions in the New Roth Format

Bulletin 12-U-15

Consolidation of Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (Civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (Uniformed Services), and New Combined Form TSP-60-R, Request For A Roth Transfer Into The TSP — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has consolidated Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (uniformed services) into a single form, effective May 7, 2012. The combined form supersedes all prior versions of Forms TSP-60 and TSP-U-60 with dates prior to April 2012. Previous versions of the form must be immediately discarded (recycled), and

Bulletin 12-U-13

Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who are appointed or reappointed after July 31, 2010 to a position that is covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) (and its equivalent retirement systems) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) (and its equivalent retir

Bulletin 12-18

Journal Voucher Submission Requirement after Implementation of Roth TSP — This bulletin outlines the requirements agency payroll offices will have upon implementation of Roth TSP with regard to the data/contribution submission and receipt of reports from those submissions.

Bulletin 12-17

Consolidation of Form TSP-60 (Civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (Uniformed Services), and New Combined Form TSP-60-R, Request For A Roth Transfer Into The TSP — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has consolidated Form TSP-60, Request For A Transfer Into The TSP (civilian) and Form TSP-U-60 (uniformed services) into a single form, effective May 7, 2012. The combined form supersedes all prior versions of Forms TSP-60 and TSP-U-60 with dates prior to April 2012.

Bulletin 12-15

Form TSP-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form, and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form, Revised for Roth Implementation — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has released the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP participants upon Roth implementation.

Bulletin 12-12

Elimination of Form TSP-50 — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issues the Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) bulletins to provide guidance and assistance to agency representatives responsible for administering agency aspects of the TSP.

Bulletin 12-10

Implementation Date for Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain criteria are met). The Roth TSP feature is similar to

Bulletin 12-U-8

Implementation Date for Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, signed into law on June 22, 2009, authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth feature to the plan. This benefit allows participants to contribute on an after-tax basis to their TSP accounts and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw the funds (assuming certain criteria are met).

Bulletin 12-9

Special TSP Poster - "April is Financial Literacy Month" — In support of Financial Literacy Month, April 2012, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is pleased to announce the publication of its special poster, “Will Roth TSP fit into your future?”

Bulletin 12-8

Relocation of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Office — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Agency) moved its offices effective March 16, 2012. The new address is: 77 K Street, NE Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20002 Included in this bulletin is current information available to service/payroll representatives to assist them in implementing the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including points of contact and services available through the Agency

Bulletin 12-U-6

Relocation of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Office — Included in this bulletin is current information available to agency/payroll representatives to assist them in implementing the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including points of contact and services available through the Agency and its record keeper.

Bulletin 12-7

Revision of Form TSP-1 and Form TSP-1-C for Roth Implementation — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP participants upon Roth implementation in the second quarter of 2012.

Bulletin 12-6

2011 Thrift Savings Plan Annual Participant Statements with Roth Introductory Information Enclosed — The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, signed June 22, 2009, provided for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Roth feature. This bulletin contains copies of and information about the inserts the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) will enclose with 2011 annual participant statements to begin to educate participants about the new Roth feature. The statement mailing will begin th

Bulletin 12-U-5

2011 Thrift Savings Plan Annual Participant Statements with Roth Introductory Information Enclosed — This bulletin contains copies of and information about the inserts the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) will enclose with 2011 annual participant statements to begin to educate participants about the new Roth feature. The statement mailing will begin the second week of February 2012.

Bulletin 12-5

America Saves Week and Military Saves Week Poster February 19 - 26, 2012 — America Saves is a nationwide campaign in which a diversified coalition of nonprofit, government, and corporate entities assist individuals and families to save and build wealth for their future. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign designed to motivate and encourage military families to save toward both their short and long term financial goals.

Bulletin 12-4

Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form and Form TSP-U-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) and Catch-up Contribution Election Form (TSP-U-1-C) for elections submitted by TSP members for the beginning of 2012. The TSP-U-1 is revised to reflect the increase to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) annual elective deferral limit to $17,000 in 2012. This revision also reflects

Bulletin 12-U-2

Consolidation of Forms TSP-76 (Civilian) and TSP-U-76 (Uniformed Services), and changes to TSP Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Processing — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has made a number of changes to the TSP financial hardship in-service withdrawal process to provide for notarized spouse and participant signatures and to reduce the number of forms rejected because they are incomplete or invalid.

Bulletin 12-3

Revision of Form TSP-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Form TSP-1, Election Form and Form TSP-1-C, Catch-up Contribution Election for elections submitted by TSP participants for the beginning of 2012.

Bulletin 12-2

Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — With the implementation of the TSP Roth feature in second quarter 2012, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan record keeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the Web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (Web-based application), will be updated to incorporate the Roth contributions and associate

Bulletin 11-U-10

Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — Attachments for Bulletin 11-U-10, Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports.

Bulletin 11-U-10-Attachments

TSP Contribution Limits for 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the contribution limits for 2012. These limits affect the amount of contributions participants can make to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for the year.

Bulletin 11-9

Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports — With the implementation of the TSP Roth feature in second quarter 2012, the various reports that payroll offices receive from the Thrift Savings Plan record keeping system, as well as those reports that are available on an ad hoc basis through the Web-based data submission and reports retrieval application (Web-based application), will be updated to incorporate the Roth contributions and associate

Bulletin 11-8

Revision to Implementation of the Thrift Savings Plan Roth Contributions — Thrift Savings Plan authorized to add a Roth 401(k) feature to the plan.

Bulletin 11-U-8

Revision of the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — On October 12, 2010, the TSP issued Bulletin 10-U-7, Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services. This bulletin provided instructions for agencies and services to identify and submit corrected address information for TSP participants who were identified as actively employed, and for whom the TSP had received at least one materials mailing returned as undeliverable.

Bulletin 11-U-7

Revision of the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — On October 12, 2010, the TSP issued Bulletin 10-10, Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services. This bulletin provided instructions for agencies and services to identify and submit corrected address information for TSP participants who were identified as actively employed, and for whom the TSP had received at least one materials mailing returned as undeliverable.

Bulletin 11-7

Revision of the TSP Fact Sheet, TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised the fact sheet TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service. This fact sheet provides participants with information on the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) that pertain to the TSP.

Bulletin 11-U-6

Revision of the TSP Fact Sheet, TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised the fact sheet TSP Benefits That Apply to Members of the Military Who Return to Federal Civilian Service. This fact sheet provides participants with information on the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) that pertain to the TSP.

Bulletin 11-6

Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has modified the attached Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) fact sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on your TSP Account, to highlight procedures required by participants and agency representatives to suspend loan payments during the period that a participant is placed in nonpay status. Agency representatives should provide a copy of this fact sheet when a partici

Bulletin 11-4

Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — Thrift Savings Plan authorized to add a Roth 401(k) feature to the plan.

Bulletin 11-U-4

Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions — Implementation of Roth Thrift Savings Plan Contributions

Bulletin 10-13

Retirement of the L 2010 Fund and the Launch of the L 2050 Fund — The first of the funds to reach its time horizon is the L 2010 Fund. This bulletin describes the activities associated with the process of retiring the L 2010 Fund and its impact on agencies and payroll offices.

Bulletin 10-U-8

Retirement of the L 2010 Fund and the Launch of the L 2050 Fund — The first of the funds to reach its time horizon is the L 2010 Fund. This bulletin describes the activities associated with the process of retiring the L 2010 Fund and its impact on agencies and payroll offices.

Bulletin 10-11

Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — TSP is asking agency/service payroll offices to help us ensure that correct addresses are maintained in TSP records. In preparation for the 2010 Annual Statement mailing in February 2011, the TSP will be providing agency and uniformed services payroll offices with the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and the Uniformed Services (“the report”).

Bulletin 10-U-7

Returned Mail Report for Agencies and Uniformed Services — TSP is asking agency/service payroll offices to help us ensure that correct addresses are maintained in TSP records. In preparation for the 2010 Annual Statement mailing in February 2011, the TSP will be providing agency and uniformed services payroll offices with the Returned Mail Report for Agencies and the Uniformed Services (“the report”).

Bulletin 10-10

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies, to include automatic enrollment contributions. This form, dated August 2010, will supersede all prior versions of Form TSP-19.

Bulletin 10-8

Consolidation of Forms TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Civilian), and TSP-U-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has combined Forms TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Civilian), and TSP-U-3, Designation of Beneficiary (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, will supersede all prior versions.

Bulletin 10-9

Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the responsibilities and actions agencies must take regarding TSP eligibility and participation for their employees who are appointed or reappointed after July 31, 2010 to a position that is covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) (and its equivalent retirement systems) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) (and its equivalent retir

Bulletin 10-7

Thrift Savings Plan Error Codes and Messages for Payroll Offices — In August 2010, the Federal civilian agencies will implement automatic enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Although the uniformed services are excluded from the automatic enrollment program, we are taking this opportunity to update, consolidate, and reissue the list of TSP error codes and messages associated with the processing reports we provide to both civilian and uniformed services pa

Bulletin 10-U-5

Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan — Updated Error Messages Listing for TSP Payroll Office Reports — TSP Bulletin 10-3, Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan, dated February 24, 2010, provided guidance to agencies and their servicing payroll offices on this program. This bulletin supplements that guidance.

Bulletin 10-6

Implementation of Automatic Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan — This bulletin provides information on the actions the agencies must take to implement automatic enrollment in their human resource and payroll systems.

Bulletin 10-3

Thrift Savings Plan Leaflet — “What's Stopping You” — In July 2009, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and agencies implemented the provision of Public Law 111-31, the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, which authorized immediate agency contributions for TSP participants covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) and other equivalent retirement plans. Although the year-to-date growth rate of 6.4% for contributing FERS participant

Bulletin 09-13

Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 111-31, the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 (the Act), was signed on June 22, 2009. It authorizes a number of changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including the elimination of the waiting period for agency contributions for participants covered by the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) and other equivalent retirement plans.

Bulletin 09-9

H.R. 1256 — Implementation of Immediate Agency Contributions for Participants Covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System and Equivalent Federal Retirement Plans — H.R. 1256, which includes the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, passed the U.S. Senate on June 11, 2009, and the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12, 2009. The White House has indicated that the President will sign the Act into law.

Bulletin 09-8

Consolidation of Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined form, TSP-15, Change in Name of Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions.1 This bulletin explains why the forms were consolidated and provides in

Bulletin 09-6

Consolidation of Forms TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Form TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and Form TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions of the change of address forms. This bulletin explains why the

Bulletin 09-5

Interfund Transfer (IFT) Program Change — Limits on IFT Requests — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has announced a change to the interfund transfer (IFT) program which will impose limits on the IFT requests a participant may make each month. The final regulation for the IFT limit was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008; the change will be implemented on May 1, 2008.

Bulletin 08-U-4

Interfund Transfer (IFT) Program Change — Limits on IFT Requests — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has announced a change to the interfund transfer (IFT) program which will impose limits on the IFT requests a participant may make each month. The final regulation for the IFT limit was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008; the change will be implemented on May 1, 2008.

Bulletin 08-4

TSP Loan Default Process — The Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) has implemented its loan default program. This program is mandated by Internal Revenue Service regulations which apply to all 401(k) plans, including the TSP. Essentially, the regulations provide that at the end of each calendar quarter, plans like the TSP must identify loan accounts that are missing payments and notify participants that they have until the end of the

Bulletin 07-U-3

TSP Loan Default Process — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., leave without pay (LWOP) or furlough, affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 03-18, Effect of Nonpay Status on Thrift Savings Plan Participation, dated August 6, 2003, and TSP Bulletin 11-4, Thrift Savings Plan Fact Sheet, Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account, dated March 28, 2011

Bulletin 07-3

Changes to the Procedures for Processing Retirement Benefits Court Orders Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts — On September 20, 2006, the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issued regulations in 5 C.F.R. Part 1653, redefining the retirement benefits court orders that will be accepted by the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 06-U-8

Changes to the Procedures for Processing Retirement Benefits Court Orders Affecting Thrift Savings Plan Accounts — On September 20, 2006, the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) issued regulations in 5 C.F.R. Part 1653, redefining the retirement benefits court orders that will be accepted by the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 06-7

Transition of Thrift Savings Plan Record Keeping Services — During the week of May 22, 2006, we will move those Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) services currently remaining at NFC to our other record keeping service providers, primarily the staff at SI International, Inc., located in Fairfax, VA. These functions include agency payroll office services, legal processing (e.g., court orders), and death benefits processing.

Bulletin 06-U-3

Transition of Thrift Savings Plan Record Keeping Services — During the week of May 22, 2006, we will move those Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) services currently remaining at NFC to our other record keeping service providers, primarily the staff at SI International, Inc., located in Fairfax, VA. These functions include agency payroll office services, legal processing (e.g., court orders), and death benefits processing.

Bulletin 06-2

Catch-Up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 or Older (Uniformed Services) — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catchup” contributions from their taxable basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 06-U-2

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-17

Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System — This bulletin outlines the procedures that services must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 02-U-22 to announce a change to the rules regarding TSP loan payments under chapter 13 bankruptcy. As addressed in Section III, payroll offices must continue making TSP loan payments for participants who have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on

Bulletin 05-U-11

Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System — This bulletin outlines the procedures that agencies must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP. It supersedes TSP Bulletin 02-20 to announce a change to the rules regarding TSP loan payments under chapter 13 bankruptcy. As addressed in Section III, payroll offices must continue making TSP loan payments for participants who have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on or

Bulletin 05-16

Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-15

Processing Agency Submissions in the New Record Keeping System — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-13

Earnings Adjustments to Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Requested By Employing Agencies — This bulletin discusses “earnings adjustments” and introduces the journal voucher that payroll offices must use to request such adjustments.

Bulletin 05-12

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-U-8

Information Provided to New TSP Participants by the TSP Record Keeper — When a TSP account is established, the TSP record keeper sends the new participant a package that contains a welcome letter, an Investment Allocation form (TSP-U-50), the Web/ThriftLine Information card, and the booklet Managing Your Account.

Bulletin 05-U-7

Information Provided to New TSP Participants by the TSP Record Keeper — When a TSP account is established, the TSP record keeper sends the new participant a package that contains a welcome letter, an Investment Allocation form (TSP-50), the Web/ThriftLine Information card, and the booklet Managing Your Account.

Bulletin 05-9

Thrift Savings Plan Data Employee Code — This bulletin discusses the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) “employment code” and “employment code date.” When the employment status of a TSP participant changes, the payroll office must submit to the TSP record keeper an Employee Data Record (06-Record) containing the employment code and the employment code date.

Bulletin 05-8

Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) to reflect the elimination of TSP open seasons.

Bulletin 05-U-6

Uniformed Services Participation in the TSP — Public Law 108-469, signed into law on December 21, 2004, eliminates TSP open seasons and the restrictions on contribution elections which are tied to open seasons. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will implement this law July 1, 2005.

Bulletin 05-U-2

Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 108-469, signed into law December 21, 2004, eliminates TSP open seasons and the restrictions on contribution elections which are tied to open seasons. However, the law does not eliminate the waiting period that FERS employees must serve before they can begin to receive agency contributions.

Bulletin 05-2

Thrift Savings Plan Participant Statements — This bulletin contains information about the quarterly Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant statements that are currently being mailed to participants.

Bulletin 03-U-22

Thrift Savings Plan Participant Statements — This bulletin contains information about the quarterly Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participant statements that are currently being mailed to participants.

Bulletin 03-24

Effect of Nonpay Status on TSP Participation — This bulletin explains how placement in nonpay status, e.g., furlough or leave without pay (LWOP), affects an employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participation.

Bulletin 03-18

Revision of Form TSP-U-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has revised Form TSP-U-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant, for use in the new record keeping system.

Bulletin 02-U-33

Processing Submissions From Uniformed Services Payroll Offices in the New Record Keeping System — This bulletin explains how payroll office submissions of employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions will be processed after the new record keeping system is implemented in September 2002.

Bulletin 02-u-21

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented.

Bulletin 02-U-17

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented later this year.

Bulletin 02-16

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Return to Civilian Service or Pay Status Following Military Service — The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows certain employees who separate from civilian service to perform military service to make up missed Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions if they return to civilian service under the provisions of USERRA.

Bulletin 02-7

Regulations on Uniformed Services Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan — The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has issued regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 1604 explaining the rules under which members of the uniformed services can participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 01-U-11

Processing Submissions from the Uniformed Services — This bulletin outlines the procedures that the uniformed services must use to report employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions to the TSP record keeper, the National Finance Center (NFC).

Bulletin 01-U-5

Introduction of TSP Bulletins — Public Law 106-398 extended participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for Federal civilian employees to members of the uniformed services. The first contributions to the TSP will begin in January 2002.

Bulletin 01-U-1

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Are Reemployed Following Transfers to International Organizations — Employees who transfer to international organizations cannot participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) while they are employed by the international organization. This is true even if the employee continues to make contributions to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS), the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), or the Foreign Service Retirem

Bulletin 00-13

Effect of Transferring to Position Covered By A Retirement System Under Which Thrift Savings Plan Participation Is Not Authorized — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1984 (FERSA), which authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), has been amended to allow employees who transfer to positions covered by retirement systems under which TSP participation is not authorized to withdraw their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 00-11

Changes to the Error Correction Procedures — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors

Bulletin 98-21

Immediate Investment of TSP Contributions — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors.

Bulletin 97-2

Legislative Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — On September 30, 1996, the President signed P.L. 104-208, which makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This bulletin summarizes the changes and the schedule for implementing them.

Bulletin 96-33

Agency Responsibilities Resulting from a Disaster Affecting the TSP Recordkeeper — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information describing the actions that may be required by the agency during and after a disaster that affects operations at the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Recordkeeper.

Bulletin 96-16

Summary of Audit Recommendations Provided to Agencies to Fulfill Their Thrift Savings Plan Responsibilities — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to establish a program to carry out audits of fiduciary compliance in connection with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 93-5

Legislative and Policy Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 101-335 (H.R. 2514), enacted July 17, 1990, makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) will be issuing regulations and detailed information to agencies to implement these changes.

Bulletin 90-26

Technical Amendments Relating to Eligibility to Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan — The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has published interim regulations regarding Public Law 100-238 which made technical amendments to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986.

Bulletin 88-22

Income Deferral of TSP Contributions for State of California — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information regarding income deferral of Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions made by California residents.

Bulletin 88-17

Fiduciary Insurance — Public Law 100-238, dated January 8, 1988, modified the original Thrift Savings Plan statute, Public Law 99-335, Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERS), with respect to the financial liability of fiduciaries of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Bulletin 88-3

Taxation of TSP Contributions for Residents of Puerto Rico — The purpose of this bulletin is to correct information provided in Thrift Savings Plan Bulletin 87-61, Guidelines on Tax Reporting for Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan, dated December 23, 1987.

Bulletin 88-1

Procedures for Establishing or Modifying TSP Agency Clearing Accounts for the Thrift Savings Plan — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives procedures for establishing or modifying Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) agency clearing accounts submitted on Form TSP-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher.

Bulletin 87-38

Relationship Between TSP and Wages Reported on Certain Employment Reports and Forms — The Department of Labor has advised the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Board) that a number of Federal agencies are not reporting the correct amount of Federal wages on Form ES-931, Request for Wage and Separation Information — UCFE.

Bulletin 87-35

Use of Electronic Funds Transfer for TSP Deductions and Contributions — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency offices guidance concerning the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for transmitting Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions and contributions to the Treasury Department.

Bulletin 87-19

Order of Precedence for TSP Deductions — The General Accounting Office (GAO) has confirmed that “other voluntary deductions” is the appropriate category in the order of precedence for TSP deductions. Agencies may determine the order of precedence of other voluntary deductions, including allotments and assignments.

Bulletin 87-15

Second Conversion Process — All employees covered under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System who are on board as of January 1, 1987, are entitled to the 1 percent Government basic contribution.

Bulletin 87-7

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) One Percent Government Basic Contribution Conversion Computation — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with instructions to aid in the computation of the 1 percent Government basic contribution amount for which the Federal Government is liable for the period January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1986.

Bulletin 87-3

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Default Investment Fund for Blended Retirement System (BRS) and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On January 1, 2018, the default investment fund for newly enrolled uniformed services Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) members (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased uniformed services members) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund. This change went into effect for those service members who joined the uniformed services on or after January 1, 2

Bulletin 20-u-1

Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased civilian participants) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. This bulle

Bulletin 20-4

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to include information about automatic re-enrollment. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for Blended Retirement System (B

Bulletin 19-U-2

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020. The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 grants us the authority for this change. This change will not affect the c

Bulletin 19-4

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies. The revision clarifies to agency payroll officers the need to provide the full loan account number on the form when applicable. This bulletin, dated April 18, 2019, will supersede TSP Bulletin 12-11 and all prior versions of the TSP-19 form. A copy of this form, which agencies

Bulletin 19-2

TSP Forfeitures and Forfeiture Restoration Procedures — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) representatives with detailed instructions for requesting a forfeiture restoration, and to provide a revised version of the Form TSP-5-R, Request to Restore Forfeiture. Background Forfeitures of a participant’s Agency Automatic (1%) and/or Agency Matching Contributions, along with associated earnings, occasionally occurs

Bulletin 18-2

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies, to include automatic enrollment contributions. This form, dated August 2010, will supersede all prior versions of Form TSP-19.

Bulletin 10-8

Consolidation of Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined form, TSP-15, Change in Name of Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions.1 This bulletin explains why the forms were consolidated and provides in

Bulletin 09-6

Consolidation of Forms TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Form TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and Form TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions of the change of address forms. This bulletin explains why the

Bulletin 09-5

Catch-Up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 or Older (Uniformed Services) — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catchup” contributions from their taxable basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 06-U-2

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-17

Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-15

Processing Agency Submissions in the New Record Keeping System — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-13

Earnings Adjustments to Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Requested By Employing Agencies — This bulletin discusses “earnings adjustments” and introduces the journal voucher that payroll offices must use to request such adjustments.

Bulletin 05-12

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-U-8

Thrift Savings Plan Data Employee Code — This bulletin discusses the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) “employment code” and “employment code date.” When the employment status of a TSP participant changes, the payroll office must submit to the TSP record keeper an Employee Data Record (06-Record) containing the employment code and the employment code date.

Bulletin 05-8

Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) to reflect the elimination of TSP open seasons.

Bulletin 05-U-6

Processing Submissions From Uniformed Services Payroll Offices in the New Record Keeping System — This bulletin explains how payroll office submissions of employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions will be processed after the new record keeping system is implemented in September 2002.

Bulletin 02-u-21

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented.

Bulletin 02-U-17

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented later this year.

Bulletin 02-16

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Return to Civilian Service or Pay Status Following Military Service — The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows certain employees who separate from civilian service to perform military service to make up missed Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions if they return to civilian service under the provisions of USERRA.

Bulletin 02-7

Processing Submissions from the Uniformed Services — This bulletin outlines the procedures that the uniformed services must use to report employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions to the TSP record keeper, the National Finance Center (NFC).

Bulletin 01-U-5

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Are Reemployed Following Transfers to International Organizations — Employees who transfer to international organizations cannot participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) while they are employed by the international organization. This is true even if the employee continues to make contributions to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS), the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), or the Foreign Service Retirem

Bulletin 00-13

Changes to the Error Correction Procedures — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors

Bulletin 98-21

Immediate Investment of TSP Contributions — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors.

Bulletin 97-2

Summary of Audit Recommendations Provided to Agencies to Fulfill Their Thrift Savings Plan Responsibilities — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to establish a program to carry out audits of fiduciary compliance in connection with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 93-5

Legislative and Policy Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 101-335 (H.R. 2514), enacted July 17, 1990, makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) will be issuing regulations and detailed information to agencies to implement these changes.

Bulletin 90-26

Income Deferral of TSP Contributions for State of California — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information regarding income deferral of Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions made by California residents.

Bulletin 88-17

Procedures for Establishing or Modifying TSP Agency Clearing Accounts for the Thrift Savings Plan — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives procedures for establishing or modifying Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) agency clearing accounts submitted on Form TSP-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher.

Bulletin 87-38

Relationship Between TSP and Wages Reported on Certain Employment Reports and Forms — The Department of Labor has advised the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Board) that a number of Federal agencies are not reporting the correct amount of Federal wages on Form ES-931, Request for Wage and Separation Information — UCFE.

Bulletin 87-35

Use of Electronic Funds Transfer for TSP Deductions and Contributions — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency offices guidance concerning the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for transmitting Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions and contributions to the Treasury Department.

Bulletin 87-19

Order of Precedence for TSP Deductions — The General Accounting Office (GAO) has confirmed that “other voluntary deductions” is the appropriate category in the order of precedence for TSP deductions. Agencies may determine the order of precedence of other voluntary deductions, including allotments and assignments.

Bulletin 87-15

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) One Percent Government Basic Contribution Conversion Computation — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with instructions to aid in the computation of the 1 percent Government basic contribution amount for which the Federal Government is liable for the period January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1986.

Bulletin 87-3
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Default Investment Fund for Blended Retirement System (BRS) and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On January 1, 2018, the default investment fund for newly enrolled uniformed services Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) members (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased uniformed services members) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund. This change went into effect for those service members who joined the uniformed services on or after January 1, 2

Bulletin 20-u-1

Default Investment Fund for Civilian and Beneficiary TSP Participants — On September 5, 2015, the default investment fund for newly enrolled civilian Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants (and spouse beneficiaries of deceased civilian participants) changed from the Government Securities Investment (G) Fund to an age-appropriate Lifecycle (L) Fund, in accordance with the Smart Savings Act, Public Law 113-255, which was signed into law on December 18, 2014. This bulle

Bulletin 20-4

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — UPDATE — This bulletin has been updated to include information about automatic re-enrollment. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020, and for Blended Retirement System (B

Bulletin 19-U-2

Announcement of Upcoming Change to the Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020. The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 grants us the authority for this change. This change will not affect the c

Bulletin 19-4

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies. The revision clarifies to agency payroll officers the need to provide the full loan account number on the form when applicable. This bulletin, dated April 18, 2019, will supersede TSP Bulletin 12-11 and all prior versions of the TSP-19 form. A copy of this form, which agencies

Bulletin 19-2

TSP Forfeitures and Forfeiture Restoration Procedures — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) representatives with detailed instructions for requesting a forfeiture restoration, and to provide a revised version of the Form TSP-5-R, Request to Restore Forfeiture. Background Forfeitures of a participant’s Agency Automatic (1%) and/or Agency Matching Contributions, along with associated earnings, occasionally occurs

Bulletin 18-2

Revision of Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) has revised Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies, to include automatic enrollment contributions. This form, dated August 2010, will supersede all prior versions of Form TSP-19.

Bulletin 10-8

Consolidation of Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Forms TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined form, TSP-15, Change in Name of Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions.1 This bulletin explains why the forms were consolidated and provides in

Bulletin 09-6

Consolidation of Forms TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services) — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has combined Form TSP-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Civilian), and Form TSP-U-9, Change of Address for Separated Participant (Uniformed Services), into a single form. This combined Form TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participant, will supersede all prior versions of the change of address forms. This bulletin explains why the

Bulletin 09-5

Catch-Up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 or Older (Uniformed Services) — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catchup” contributions from their taxable basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 06-U-2

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-17

Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-15

Processing Agency Submissions in the New Record Keeping System — On November 27, 2002, the President signed Public Law 107-304, which permits eligible Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants who are age 50 or older to make tax-deferred “catch-up” contributions from their basic pay to their TSP accounts.

Bulletin 05-13

Earnings Adjustments to Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Requested By Employing Agencies — This bulletin discusses “earnings adjustments” and introduces the journal voucher that payroll offices must use to request such adjustments.

Bulletin 05-12

Elimination of Percentage Restrictions on Employee Contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan — The percentage limitations on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) employee contributions will be lifted in 2006. Effective in January 2006, employee contributions to the TSP will be limited only by the restrictions imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (see Section IV).

Bulletin 05-U-8

Thrift Savings Plan Data Employee Code — This bulletin discusses the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) “employment code” and “employment code date.” When the employment status of a TSP participant changes, the payroll office must submit to the TSP record keeper an Employee Data Record (06-Record) containing the employment code and the employment code date.

Bulletin 05-8

Revision of Form TSP-U-1, Thrift Savings Plan Election Form — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) has revised the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Election Form (TSP-U-1) to reflect the elimination of TSP open seasons.

Bulletin 05-U-6

Processing Submissions From Uniformed Services Payroll Offices in the New Record Keeping System — This bulletin explains how payroll office submissions of employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions will be processed after the new record keeping system is implemented in September 2002.

Bulletin 02-u-21

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented.

Bulletin 02-U-17

Payroll Office Reports Produced by New Record Keeping System — This bulletin discusses the reports that payroll offices will receive after the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping system is implemented later this year.

Bulletin 02-16

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Return to Civilian Service or Pay Status Following Military Service — The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows certain employees who separate from civilian service to perform military service to make up missed Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions if they return to civilian service under the provisions of USERRA.

Bulletin 02-7

Processing Submissions from the Uniformed Services — This bulletin outlines the procedures that the uniformed services must use to report employee data and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions to the TSP record keeper, the National Finance Center (NFC).

Bulletin 01-U-5

TSP Participation of Individuals Who Are Reemployed Following Transfers to International Organizations — Employees who transfer to international organizations cannot participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) while they are employed by the international organization. This is true even if the employee continues to make contributions to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS), the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS), the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), or the Foreign Service Retirem

Bulletin 00-13

Changes to the Error Correction Procedures — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors

Bulletin 98-21

Immediate Investment of TSP Contributions — This bulletin provides agency representatives with information regarding changes to the procedures for correcting certain administrative errors.

Bulletin 97-2

Summary of Audit Recommendations Provided to Agencies to Fulfill Their Thrift Savings Plan Responsibilities — The Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to establish a program to carry out audits of fiduciary compliance in connection with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Bulletin 93-5

Legislative and Policy Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan — Public Law 101-335 (H.R. 2514), enacted July 17, 1990, makes a number of significant changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) will be issuing regulations and detailed information to agencies to implement these changes.

Bulletin 90-26

Income Deferral of TSP Contributions for State of California — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with information regarding income deferral of Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions made by California residents.

Bulletin 88-17

Procedures for Establishing or Modifying TSP Agency Clearing Accounts for the Thrift Savings Plan — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives procedures for establishing or modifying Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) agency clearing accounts submitted on Form TSP-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher.

Bulletin 87-38

Relationship Between TSP and Wages Reported on Certain Employment Reports and Forms — The Department of Labor has advised the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (the Board) that a number of Federal agencies are not reporting the correct amount of Federal wages on Form ES-931, Request for Wage and Separation Information — UCFE.

Bulletin 87-35

Use of Electronic Funds Transfer for TSP Deductions and Contributions — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency offices guidance concerning the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for transmitting Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) deductions and contributions to the Treasury Department.

Bulletin 87-19

Order of Precedence for TSP Deductions — The General Accounting Office (GAO) has confirmed that “other voluntary deductions” is the appropriate category in the order of precedence for TSP deductions. Agencies may determine the order of precedence of other voluntary deductions, including allotments and assignments.

Bulletin 87-15

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) One Percent Government Basic Contribution Conversion Computation — The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agency representatives with instructions to aid in the computation of the 1 percent Government basic contribution amount for which the Federal Government is liable for the period January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1986.

Bulletin 87-3