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Course catalog

If you’re an agency or service representative and want to schedule a training event, please find instructions on our TSP educational resources page.

If you’re a TSP participant and want to register for a TSP webinar, please find the current calendar and registration information on our webinar listings page.

Intro to TSP

This webinar provides an introduction to the Thrift Savings Plan for new employees and service members. The agenda focuses on the basics of TSP account management. Discussion includes types of TSP contributions, differences between traditional and Roth contributions, and a brief overview of TSP investment funds. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP Contributions: Taking Control of Your Future

The future of your TSP account depends on decisions you make today, and your choices will directly affect your retirement income. Join us for this webinar as we detail TSP contribution rules. We’ll take you through the basics and equip you with the information you need to make the best choices for your future. By the end of this session you’ll be able to:

  • Determine if your contribution election is right for you.
  • Understand how to receive the full match if eligible.
  • Recognize the impact of reaching the contribution limits early.
  • Determine when you’d like to pay taxes on your TSP contributions.
  • Locate resources to learn more about the TSP.

This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP Death Benefits

This webinar provides an overview of TSP death benefits. The webinar covers Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary; beneficiary designations; and the statutory order of precedence. Discussion also includes how to report a participant’s death, payment options for spouse beneficiary participant accounts, and non-spouse beneficiary payments. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP In-Service Withdrawals

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP in-service withdrawal options. This webinar covers financial hardship in-service withdrawals, age-based in-service withdrawals, and other in-service withdrawal considerations. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP Investment Funds

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP investment funds. The agenda includes a discussion on investing to meet retirement goals, individual TSP funds (G, F, C, S, and I), TSP Lifecycle (L) Funds, and other TSP fund considerations. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP Loans

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP loan program. The agenda includes the types of TSP loans (general purpose and residential), loan amounts, costs of a TSP loan, and other TSP loan considerations. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP Post-Service Withdrawals

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP post-service withdrawal options. The information in this webinar will benefit TSP participants that plan to retire within 10 years and participants that have already separated or retired. The agenda includes discussion of post-service retirement income options: single lump sum withdrawals, installment payments, and the TSP life annuity. This is a 1-hour webinar.

TSP A to Z

This webinar covers every aspect of TSP participation and will benefit participants in any stage of professional life. Topics include the benefits of savings, traditional and Roth contributions, investments, loans, and post-separation withdrawals. This is a 4-hour session with a break.

TSP Early to Mid-Career (EMC)

This webinar focuses on what early and mid-career employees and service members can do to take full advantage of the TSP. You’ll learn how TSP contributions work, the difference between traditional and Roth contributions, and how to manage your TSP account throughout your career. This is a 2½-hour session.

TSP Pre-Separation

This webinar is designed to give late-career employees and service members the tools they need to make smart decisions with TSP savings while preparing to retire. The agenda includes TSP withdrawal options and death benefits and offers several retirement scenarios to get you thinking about how to best turn your savings into income. This is a 2½-hour session.

TSP to Retirement and Beyond

This presentation is most relevant for employees planning to retire within 5 to 10 years. The focus is on determining how much someone needs to save in a TSP account in order to retire at a desired standard of living with a nest egg that will last throughout retirement.

The first half of the webinar includes discussion on estimating future income needs, deciding when to retire, estimating fixed streams of income, and understanding inflation and longevity risks. The second half of the discussion looks at drawdown strategies and sequence of returns risk. We look at how a systematic strategy may affect account sustainability to illustrate issues retirees may face during the drawdown process. This is a 4-hour session with a break.