• More flexibility, increased value

    You'll soon have more options for how and when you can access your money. That means more reasons to stay with the TSP and continue to benefit from our low fees through retirement.

    Learn how these changes benefit you.

  • Withdrawing money soon?

    Consider waiting until September 15 so you can take advantage of more flexibility and new, more efficient online tools.

    If you need to withdraw money before these changes take effect, we must receive your properly completed request by 11:59 p.m. on September 6, 2019.

This section connects you to the 2019 training class schedule for TSP Representatives and the form for requesting L Funds training materials.

Training for Benefits Specialists

 

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a variety of TSP training opportunities for agency benefits officers, payroll personnel, and financial counselors supporting the uniformed services.

Click on any course to learn more and get registered:

Eligibility

Attendance is open to Federal employees responsible for administration of the TSP, and with prior approval, personnel representing non-profit or academic institutions with an interest in the TSP. Contract personnel who are providing TSP-related services to Federal agencies may also attend with the express written consent of their Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

Cost

The courses and course materials are free for the individuals and entities eligible to attend. Employing agencies must pay any associated transportation and per diem costs incurred by their attendees.

Location

The courses are conducted at the FRTIB offices in Washington, D.C. Attendees must make their own arrangements for travel and lodging, but we can provide information on local hotels upon request.

Agencies located outside the Washington, D.C. area may request that any of these courses be taught on-site at their location. Please call (202) 942-1450 for more information.

Training for Your Employees - On-site Workshops

 

Our TSP training specialists are available to provide on-site TSP workshops for your employees and uniformed service members. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, based on available training staff. To learn more, or to schedule an event for your agency, contact us at (202) 942-1450 or preferably email us at training@tsp.gov.

On-site workshops:

  • TSP A to Z (4 hours)
    This course covers every aspect of TSP participation, and would be beneficial for a mixed group covering every stage of professional life. Topics include the benefits of savings, traditional vs. Roth contributions, investments, loans, and post-separation withdrawals.
  • TSP for Early to Mid-Career Employees (2.5 hours)
    This course focuses on what your early and mid-career employees and service members can do to take full advantage of the TSP. Participants will learn how TSP contributions work, the difference between traditional and Roth contributions, and how to manage their accounts throughout their careers.
  • TSP Pre-Separation Workshop: To Retirement and Beyond (2.5 hours)
    This course is designed to give late-career employees and service members the tools they need to make smart decisions with their TSP savings as they prepare to retire. The agenda includes the TSP withdrawal options and death benefits, and provides several retirement scenarios to get attendees thinking about how to best turn their savings into income.

TSP Webinars

 

Our Office of Communications and Education hosts TSP webinars to supplement TSP training events hosted by agencies and services.

To attend, you must register via the links on this page or by using the registration invitations sent to you by your agency or service rep. After you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to join the webinar online and a phone number if you want to access the audio only.

All scheduled start times are listed in eastern time.

Registration password:
TSPweb


Your New TSP Withdrawal Options (1 hour)

This webinar provides an overview of the additional TSP withdrawal options that become available September 15, 2019.

July 15, 2019


July 18, 2019


July 23, 2019



August 6, 2019



August 15, 2019



Intro to TSP (1 hour)

This webinar provides an introduction to the Thrift Savings Plan for new employees and service members.

July 25, 2019



TSP Contributions and Investment Funds (1 hour)

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP contribution rules and investment funds.

July 11, 2019



TSP Loans and In-Service Withdrawals (1 hour)

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP loan program as well as the TSP in-service withdrawal options.

July 10, 2019



TSP Post-Service Withdrawals (1 hour)

This webinar provides an overview of the current TSP post-service withdrawals and death benefits. The information in this webinar is beneficial to TSP participants that are within 10 years or less of retirement.

July 24, 2019



Other Special TSP Topics

We will also host the occasional webinar to cover updates and other special TSP topics as necessary.

* All dates and topics subject to change. Additional dates and topics may be added.

Our education staff has created a registration distribution list of agency and service representatives that can assist in distributing the registration invitation to participants. Individual participants should not request to be on the list.

To learn more about webinars, or the distribution list, please contact us at webinars@tsp.gov.