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Annual Limit on Elective Deferrals (11/2013)
Explains the annual IRS elective deferral limit. It also explains the effect of contributing to more than one plan if the IRS limit is exceeded.
Fact Sheet | 5 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Annual Limit on Elective Deferrals PDF PDF, 388 KB
Annuity Factor, Monthly (4/2006)
Use these monthly annuity factors with the annuity worksheet to estimate your monthly annuity payment.
Annuity | 122 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Annuity Factor, Monthly PDF PDF, 2.3 MB
Annuity Interest Adjustment Factor (4/2006)
Use these interest adjustment factors with the annuity worksheet to estimate your monthly annuity payment.
Annuity | 1 page | Local Reproduction
Download Annuity Interest Adjustment Factor PDF PDF, 15 KB
Annuity Worksheet (4/2006)
Estimate the amount of your monthly annuity payment using this worksheet.
Annuity | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Annuity Worksheet PDF PDF, 26 KB
Authentication of Documents (3/2008)
Explains the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's view toward authenticating documents for use in court proceedings.
Fact Sheet | 1 page | Local Reproduction
Download Authentication of Documents PDF PDF, 131 KB


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Bankruptcy Information: Petitions filed before October 17, 2005 (5/2012)
Explains how a bankruptcy petition filed before October 17, 2005, affects a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account, loan, or in-service withdrawal.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Bankruptcy Information: Petitions filed before October 17, 2005 PDF PDF, 220 KB
Bankruptcy Information: Petitions filed on or after October 17, 2005 (5/2012)
Explains how a bankruptcy petition filed on or after October 17, 2005, will affect a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account, loan, or in-service withdrawal.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Bankruptcy Information: Petitions filed on or after October 17, 2005 PDF PDF, 213 KB
TSP Benefits for Uniformed Services Members (8/2013)
Explains to military members the advantages of investing in the TSP.
Leaflet | 4 pages | Last Printed 8/2013
Download TSP Benefits for Uniformed Services Members PDF PDF, 82 KB
TSP Benefits that Apply to Military Members Who Return to Federal Civilian Service (5/2012)
Explains the legislation that allows members of the uniformed services to make up contributions when they return to Federal civilian service.
Fact Sheet | 4 pages | Local Reproduction
Download TSP Benefits that Apply to Military Members Who Return to Federal Civilian Service PDF PDF, 328 KB
Your TSP Account: A Guide for Beneficiary Participants (8/2013)
Comprehensive booklet explaining the TSP benefits and features that are specific to beneficiary participants.
Booklet | 23 pages | Last Printed 8/2013
Download Your TSP Account: A Guide for Beneficiary Participants PDF PDF, 683 KB


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Calculating Periodic Returns and Compound Annual Returns (1/2006)
Explains how you can follow the performance of the G, F, C, S, I and L Funds by obtaining the daily share prices from this website or the ThriftLine. To calculate rates of return for any given period of time or to determine compound annual returns, follow the instructions in this Fact Sheet.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Calculating Periodic Returns and Compound Annual Returns PDF PDF, 45 KB
Catch-Up Contributions (11/2013)
Explains catch-up contribution rules for participants who are age 50 or older.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Catch-Up Contributions PDF PDF, 315 KB
Court Order Language (6/2008)
Provides a sample of language that the TSP will honor when receiving a court order that assigns a participant's account to another party.
Legal Document | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Court Order Language PDF PDF, 35 KB
Court Orders and Powers of Attorney (7/2013)
For a participant and his or her attorney.  This booklet explains actions the TSP must take if a court order is received and how court orders affect a participant's account
Booklet | 31 pages | Last Printed 7/2013
Download Court Orders and Powers of Attorney PDF PDF, 1.1 MB


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Death Benefits (7/2013)
A compact guide that provides information about the distribution of your account after your death.
Booklet | 19 pages | Last Printed 5/2012
Download Death Benefits PDF PDF, 749 KB
Don't Move! Stay in the TSP. (12/2013)
For separated participants — explains the benefits of keeping your money in the TSP.
Leaflet | 3 pages | Last Printed 12/2013
Download Don't Move! Stay in the TSP. PDF PDF, 372 KB


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TSP Fund Information Sheets (3/2014)
Provides investment information about each of the TSP funds, historical returns, etc.
Booklet | 15 pages | Last Printed 3/2014
Download TSP Fund Information Sheets PDF PDF, 3.8 MB


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Garnishment (6/2008)
Provides a sample of language that the TSP will honor when receiving a legal process for the enforcement of payments of a participant's child support or alimony obligation.
Legal Document | 1 page | Local Reproduction
Download Garnishment PDF PDF, 50 KB
Get the Facts... (12/2013)
For active participants age 59 and over — explains how the TSP's straightforward choices, affordability, and convenience are preferable to other financial institutions that might try to pull you away from the TSP.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 12/2013
Download Get the Facts... PDF PDF, 269 KB


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In-Service Withdrawals (5/2012)
Booklet about the TSP in-service withdrawal program, the two types of in-service withdrawals, and the rules that apply to each.
Booklet | 21 pages | Last Printed 5/2012
Download In-Service Withdrawals PDF PDF, 587 KB
IRA: The Thrift Savings Plan and IRAs (5/2012)
Provides general information on a participant's options with respect to an IRA when he or she also participates in the TSP.
Fact Sheet | 1 page | Local Reproduction
Download IRA: The Thrift Savings Plan and IRAs PDF PDF, 178 KB


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Legislative Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (4/2011)
Provides some background on how the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 came about, outlines the changes to the TSP introduced by that law, and gives estimates as to when those changes will be implemented.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Legislative Changes to the Thrift Savings Plan PDF PDF, 160 KB
Loans (2/2013)
Booklet about the TSP loan program, the two types of loans that are available, and the rules that apply.
Booklet | 24 pages | Last Printed 2/2013
Download Loans PDF PDF, 600 KB


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Managing Your Account (11/2013)
A compact guide for civilian and uniformed services members that provides information about the TSP and how to manage your account.
Booklet | 26 pages | Last Printed 11/2013
Download Managing Your Account PDF PDF, 338 KB
Managing Your Account for Beneficiary Participants (7/2013)
A compact guide for beneficiary participants that provides information about the TSP and how to manage your account.
Booklet | 23 pages | Last Printed 5/2012
Download Managing Your Account for Beneficiary Participants PDF PDF, 282 KB
Matching Contributions (9/2006)
For FERS participants, addresses the benefits of making contributions to the TSP and how participants can get matching contributions by making their own contributions to the TSP.
Leaflet | 4 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Matching Contributions PDF PDF, 223 KB


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Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account (2/2013)
Provides information for participants who go on leave without pay, the steps they need to take regarding their TSP account, and what happens to a TSP loan when a participant goes into nonpay status.
Fact Sheet | 6 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Effect of Nonpay Status on Your TSP Account PDF PDF, 294 KB


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Power of Attorney (3/2011)
This form can be used when a participant needs a Power of Attorney for his or her TSP account.
Legal Document | 1 page | Local Reproduction
Download Power of Attorney PDF PDF, 86 KB


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Reading Your Annual Statement (1/2013)
Explains the items shown on the annual participant statement.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 1/2013
Download Reading Your Annual Statement PDF PDF, 1.9 MB
Reading Your Annual Statement for Beneficiary Participants (1/2013)
Explains the items shown on the annual participant statement that beneficiary participants receive.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 1/2013
Download Reading Your Annual Statement for Beneficiary Participants PDF PDF, 1.4 MB
Reading Your Quarterly Statement (6/2012)
Explains the information that is shown on the participant statement.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 6/2012
Download Reading Your Quarterly Statement PDF PDF, 898 KB
Reading Your Quarterly Statement for Beneficiary Participants (6/2012)
Explains the information that is shown on the participant statement that beneficiary participants receive.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 6/2012
Download Reading Your Quarterly Statement for Beneficiary Participants PDF PDF, 728 KB
Required Minimum Distribution for Beneficiary Participants (5/2012)
Explains in detail the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) required minimum distribution rules for beneficiary participants.
Tax Notice | 8 pages | Last printed 5/2012
Download Required Minimum Distribution for Beneficiary Participants PDF PDF, 309 KB
Required Minimum Distributions (6/2013)
Explains in detail the TSP’s withdrawal deadline and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) required minimum distribution rules for participants who are age 70 or older and separated from service.
Tax Notice | 8 pages | Last Printed 6/2013
Download Required Minimum Distributions PDF PDF, 308 KB
Right Track (9/2006)
Explains how you can benefit financially by starting to contribute early.
Leaflet | 3 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Right Track PDF PDF, 172 KB
Roth TSP: A New Element (1/2012)
The TSP will soon begin offering participants the option to designate some or all of their contributions as Roth contributions. The TSP Roth feature will give participants flexibility in the tax treatment of their contributions now and in the future.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 1/2012
Download Roth TSP: A New Element PDF PDF, 380 KB


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2008 TSP Participant Survey Results (1/2009)
Summary of the results of the 2008 TSP participant survey.  The 77-page complete report is also available.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 1/2009
Download 2008 TSP Participant Survey Results PDF PDF, 356 KB
Sequestration and Your TSP Account (5/2013)
Provides answers to questions about the impact of a furlough on contributions as well as alternatives for accessing TSP funds in the event of significant financial impact resulting from a furlough.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Sequestration and Your TSP Account PDF PDF, 228 KB
Shares in the TSP Funds (5/2012)
Explains share price calculation, how shares are purchased, and dollar cost averaging.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Shares in the TSP Funds PDF PDF, 213 KB
Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan (3/2014)
Comprehensive booklet explaining the TSP, its features, benefits, and generally how it works.
Booklet | 36 pages | Last Printed 3/2014
Download Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan PDF PDF, 1.3 MB


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Tax Information: Death Benefit Payments (11/2013)
Provides tax information to beneficiaries about death benefit payments from the TSP.
Tax Notice | 2 pages | Last Printed 11/2013
Download Tax Information: Death Benefit Payments PDF PDF, 236 KB
Tax Information: Monthly Payments (10/2012)
Tax information for participants who are withdrawing their account in a series of monthly payments.
Tax Notice | 2 pages | Last Printed 10/2012
Download Tax Information: Monthly Payments PDF PDF, 246 KB
Tax Information: Payments From Your TSP Account (2/2014)
Provides tax information about the various disbursements civilian, uniformed services, and beneficiary participants can make from the TSP.
Tax Notice | 8 pages | Last Printed 8/2012
Download Tax Information: Payments From Your TSP Account PDF PDF, 535 KB
Tax Information: Qualifying Orders (6/2012)
Tax information about payments made under qualifying orders.
Tax Notice | 4 pages | Last Printed 6/2012
Download Tax Information: Qualifying Orders PDF PDF, 280 KB
Tax Information: Special Tax Withholding Rules for Thrift Savings Plan Payments to Nonresident Aliens (5/2012)
A summary of special tax withholding rules that apply to Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) payments made to nonresident aliens.
Tax Notice | 4 pages | Last Printed 5/2012
Download Tax Information: Special Tax Withholding Rules for Thrift Savings Plan Payments to Nonresident Aliens PDF PDF, 302 KB
The Time is Near for Withdrawing Your TSP Account (10/2013)
A leaflet that notifies all participants nearing age 70 that the deadline for withdrawing their TSP account is approaching. It provides dates by which they will have to make their withdrawal request.
Leaflet | 5 pages | Last Printed 10/2013
Download The Time is Near for Withdrawing Your TSP Account PDF PDF, 295 KB
ThriftLine and Website Information Card (7/2010)
Shows the website and ThriftLine functions in a simple format.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 7/2010
Download ThriftLine and Website Information Card PDF PDF, 127 KB
Transfers From the TSP to Eligible Retirement Plans (5/2012)
Information about moving money from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to eligible retirement plans. This fact sheet is provided for use by a plan administrator of a traditional IRA or eligible employer plan to complete the transfer of a TSP participant's account.
Fact Sheet | 2 pages | Local Reproduction
Download Transfers From the TSP to Eligible Retirement Plans PDF PDF, 338 KB


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What's Stopping You? (11/2009)
For active FERS participants not contributing their own money to their accounts, this leaflet emphasizes the importance of contributing to receive the full agency match, the benefit of tax-deferred savings, and demonstrates how starting early can build a sizeable account over time.
Leaflet | 5 pages | Last Printed 11/2009
Download What's Stopping You? PDF PDF, 155 KB
Withdrawals (4/2013)
Brief overview of the TSP withdrawal options and what a participant needs to do to get a withdrawal after leaving Federal service.
Leaflet | 3 pages | Last Printed 4/2013
Download Withdrawals PDF PDF, 553 KB
Withdrawing Your TSP Account After Leaving Federal Service (5/2012)
Booklet about participant's options for withdrawing his or her TSP account after leaving service. 
Booklet | 22 pages | Last Printed 5/2012
Download Withdrawing Your TSP Account After Leaving Federal Service PDF PDF, 533 KB


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You wouldn't do this? Would you? (10/2010)
Every pay period that you miss contributing to your TSP account, you are letting FREE MONEY go up in flames in the form of Agency matching contributions, which is your due as a Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) employee.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 10/2010
Download You wouldn't do this? Would you? PDF PDF, 813 KB
You've Signed Up for the TSP? Smart Move. (12/2013)
For uniformed services participants — explains what the TSP is, what the TSP isn't, and how you can access your TSP account.
Leaflet | 2 pages | Last Printed 12/2013
Download You've Signed Up for the TSP? Smart Move. PDF PDF, 305 KB


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