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Online learning

Our free TSP webinars cover topics for all TSP participants and their beneficiaries. These online learning opportunities are hosted by our Office of Communications and Education.

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 have questions about TSP webinars, please contact us at

Registration password: TSPweb

Use this password on the WebEx event registration screen for the webinar you select. This password is for WebEx sessions only.

Getting started with TSP online learning

Registration is required to attend TSP webinars. To register, select the “Register” link next to the session you prefer.

Webinars hosted on WebEx require a registration password: TSPweb

Webinars hosted on Microsoft Teams do not require a registration password.

Using WebEx to join us online

We use the WebEx service to deliver TSP online learning. You can access WebEx through any internet-connected device to register for and attend TSP webinars.

Using Microsoft Teams to join us online

We are now testing the use of Microsoft Teams to deliver TSP online learning. You can access Microsoft Teams through any internet-connected device to register for and attend TSP webinars.

You do not need to create an account or sign up for anything in Microsoft Teams.

You will use the Microsoft Teams registration link below associated with the session to register.

If your agency or service does not allow access to Microsoft Teams, please contact the appropriate office at your agency or service for assistance.

You can use a personal email address to register for the sessions.

After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email invite from Microsoft Teams with a link to join the webinar.

What is the difference between a Teams webinar and a Teams meeting?

Teams webinars are structured meetings where presenters and participants have clear roles. A key difference between Teams webinars and Teams meetings is that webinars support registration and provide attendee engagement data.

How do I join a webinar on Microsoft Teams?

Join a Teams webinar/meeting on the web:

  1. In your email invite, select Click here to join the meeting. You can also use a dial-in number and conference ID from the email to call in.
  2. You have three choices:
    • Download the Windows app: Download the Teams desktop app.
    • Continue on this browser: Join a Teams webinar on the web.
    • Open your Teams app: If you already have the Teams app, go right to your webinar.
  3. Type your name.
  4. Choose your audio and video settings.
  5. Select Join now.
  6. Depending on webinar settings, you’ll get in right away, or go to a lobby where someone in the webinar will admit you.

Scheduling and cancellation

Check this page periodically for additional dates and topics if the current lineup doesn’t fit your schedule.

Closed Captioning

Closed Caption services are available upon request if submitted three business days prior to the event date. Please submit requests to


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.

  • January 11, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 24, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 21, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 18, 2022

    January 27, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

    Note: The sessions on January 18 at 1:00 p.m., January 27 at 10:00 a.m., and January 27 at 1:00 p.m. are Microsoft Teams Pilot sessions.

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.

  • January 28, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 10, 2022

    January 20, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

    Note: The session on January 20 at 10:00 a.m. is a Microsoft Teams Pilot session.

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.

  • January 10, 2022

    January 31, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 24, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

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.

  • January 19, 2022

    February 1, 2022

    Registration password: TSPweb

TSP webinar privacy notice

TSP webinars hosted by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) require participants to complete a registration form via WebEx.

The Federal Employees Retirement System Act (FERSA), codified as amended at 5 U.S.C. Ch. 84, authorizes us to request the information contained on this registration form. Registration is required to participate in the webinar, but your participation in the webinar is voluntary. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that we may record the webinar, including questions and comments from webinar participants. We will use the information you provide to communicate with you and to improve TSP training materials. You may refrain from voicing a question or comment if you do not wish to be recorded.

We will collect and maintain registration information and webinar recordings as part of the FRTIB’s System of Records FRTIB-20 – Communications, Education, and Outreach Materials. The System of Records Notice (SORN) for this system, which describes the system in more depth, is available at We will not share your information with any third parties without your consent unless required by law.