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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 webinars@frtib.gov.

Getting started with TSP online learning

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

We use 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.

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.

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.

Webinars

Turning 50? Things you’ll want to know about your TSP

Are you close to turning 50 or have you already achieved that important TSP milestone? If so, you will want to know your new choices as you age. This course is designed to explain what options you can expect as a participant over the age of 50. This is a 1-hour webinar.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Recognize the age milestones from 50 to 59 ½ and how they affect your choices in your TSP.
  2. Maximize your TSP contributions to enhance your retirement.
  3. Connect tax implications for withdrawing your TSP to age milestones.
  4. Identify resources available for you to learn more about your TSP.
  • June 13, 2022

    June 28, 2022

    July 5, 2022

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.

  • June 30, 2022

    July 12, 2022

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.

  • June 30, 2022

    July 8, 2022

    July 29, 2022

TSP Death Benefits

This webinar provides an overview of TSP death benefits. The webinar covers the beneficiary designation 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.

  • June 27, 2022

    July 19, 2022

    July 26, 2022

TSP In-Service Withdrawals

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP in-service withdrawal options. This webinar covers hardship withdrawals, age 59½ withdrawals, and other withdrawal considerations. This is a 1-hour webinar.

  • June 16, 2022

    July 15, 2022

    July 26, 2022

TSP Investment Funds

This TSP 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. We will also introduce the new mutual fund window. 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 primary residence), loan amounts, costs of a TSP loan, and other TSP loan considerations. This is a 1-hour webinar.

  • June 16, 2022

    July 15, 2022

TSP Distributions

Are you thinking about retirement? Are you already separated from service or retired?

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP distribution 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 distribution retirement income options: partial distributions, installment payments, and the TSP life annuity. This is a 1-hour webinar.

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.

  • June 13, 2022

    July 7, 2022

    July 15, 2022

TSP Pre-Separation

This course is designed to give late-career participants the tools they need to make smart decisions with their TSP savings as they prepare to retire. The agenda includes the TSP distributions, death benefits and other separation concerns regarding their TSP account. This is a 2½-hour session.

  • June 24, 2022

    July 5, 2022

    July 12, 2022

TSP to Retirement and Beyond

This presentation is mostly relevant for Federal employees who are within five years of expected retirement with the intent of receiving on-going distributions from their Thrift Savings Plan. It is expected that participants in this webinar have a firm grasp of TSP post-employment distribution options and an understanding of the TSP’s investment funds and their basic risk and return characteristics. If unsure, it would be advisable to participate in a TSP Pre-Separation webinar as well as any other TSP webinar that discusses the investment funds.

The objective of “TSP - To Retirement and Beyond” is to gain some perspective on estimating a reasonable account balance necessary to begin retirement with a desired standard of living that will last throughout retirement.

The first half of the webinar centers around estimating “your number,” based on evaluating your financial situation currently, and expectations for the future while considering risks related to returns, inflation, and longevity.

The second half of the webinar looks at the subject of retirement savings goals, the financial risks that can impact those goals, and the tools that can mitigate those risks. The discussion then turns to drawdown strategies and the threats that will impact the sustainability of income through retirement. The webinar will finish with a range of scenarios to illustrate how the risks may be reduced.

Participants will gain a broader and deeper context of the complexities of drawing income from a retirement plan such as the TSP. Participants will also gain a better understanding of how the design and rules of the Thrift Savings Plan provide clear advantages over other options in the distribution phase.

This is a 4-hour session with a break.

  • June 27, 2022

    July 8, 2022

    July 25, 2022

TSP webinar privacy notice

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 tsp.gov/privacy. We will not share your information with any third parties without your consent unless required by law.