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Thank you for your interest in TSP education.

TSP trainers are available for webinars. See the TSP Webinars information for a list of webinars available for online registration. If you are an agency or service representative and would like to request a webinar for your employees, email training@frtib.gov with the text “webinar” in the subject line.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests for in-person events at this time.

This section connects you to the 2020 training class schedule for TSP Agency and Service Representatives.

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.
  • You must have access to WebEx to register and attend TSP webinars. You do not need a WebEx account.
  • You can use any internet connected device to register and attend the TSP webinars.
  • If your agency/service does not allow access to WebEx please contact the appropriate office at your agency/service for assistance.
  • The registration password for all TSP webinars in WebEx is TSPweb.
  • 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.
  • All dates and topics are subject to change and/or cancellation. Additional dates and topics may be added.

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

To learn more about TSP webinars or request to be on the distribution list, please contact us at webinars@frtib.gov.


How the COVID-19 CARES Act Impacts Your TSP Options

This webinar will cover the differences between the SECURE Act and CARES Act recently passed by congress. We will discuss the current information available concerning temporary TSP loan and withdrawal options created as a result of the CARES Act. Other temporary changes due to the CARES Act and COVID-19 will also be discussed. This new topic will be updated and offered each month as new information is available.



Intro to TSP

This webinar provides an introduction to the Thrift Savings Plan for new employees and service members. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

August 4, 2020



TSP Contributions

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP contribution rules. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 29, 2020



TSP Investment Funds

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP investment funds. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 24, 2020



August 6, 2020



TSP Loans

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP loan program. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 16, 2020



TSP In-Service Withdrawals

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP in-service withdrawal options. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 30, 2020



TSP Post-Service Withdrawals

This webinar provides an overview of the TSP post-service withdrawal options. The information in this webinar is beneficial to TSP participants that are within 10 years or less of retirement and participants that have separated or retired. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 15, 2020



August 5, 2020



TSP Death Benefits

This webinar provides an overview of TSP death benefits. TSP webinars are hosted by the FRTIB’s Office of Communications and Education. This is a 1-hour webinar.

July 20, 2020



For questions or assistance joining any TSP webinar above, please email webinars@frtib.gov.



Training for Benefits Specialists

 

In light of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will be following the guidelines put forth by the CDC and OPM and canceling all in-person TSP training courses until further notice. As the TSP 101 and the Payroll Operations and Error Corrections courses are detailed and lengthy, these courses will be rescheduled upon notice that operations have resumed as normal.

Of course, this was unforeseen and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to email agyhelp@frtib.gov.

We strongly encourage you to heed the advice of your agency, the state and the federal government by practicing social distancing and washing your hands.

Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times.


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:

  • TSP 101: The TSP for Agency and Service Representatives (2-day class)
  • 2-Day Advanced TSP Training for Military Financial Educators (2-day class)

    Thank you for your interest in attending the “2-Day Advanced TSP for Military Financial Educator.” Out of concern for health and safety during the COVID-19 period, the following classes have been canceled.

    • July 7-8, 2020
    • September 15-16, 2020

    We will post the new schedule for 2021.

    In the meanwhile, please consider attending TSP Webinars hosted by TSP Trainers.

  • TSP Payroll Operations and Error Correction (1-day class)

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 Webinar Privacy Notice

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) hosted TSP webinars 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 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.