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:


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).


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.


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

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.

Training for Your Employees - TSP Webinars


Our Office of Communications and Education is hosting TSP webinars to supplement TSP training events hosted by agencies and services. Our mission is to create educational outreach for participants who are unable to attend live events or webinars hosted by agencies and services.

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

The regularly scheduled start times for the webinars will be 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., eastern time for each date. The same topic will be covered for both sessions for each date scheduled. Webinar dates and topics we will offer are:

  • Intro to TSP (1 hour)
    This webinar provides an introduction to the Thrift Savings plan for new employees and service members.
    • October 12, 2018
    • November 1, 2018
    • January 9, 2019
    • January 24, 2019
    • February 13, 2019
    • February 21, 2019
  • TSP Contributions and Investment Funds (1 hour)
    This webinar provides an overview of the TSP contribution rules and investment funds.
    • October 18, 2018
    • November 8, 2018
    • January 10, 2019
    • January 31, 2019
    • February 14, 2019
  • TSP Loans and In-Service Withdrawals (1 hour)
    This webinar provides an overview or the TSP Loan program as well as the TSP In-Service Withdrawal options.
    • November 14, 2018
    • February 7, 2019
  • TSP Post-Service Withdrawals (1 hour)
    This webinar provides an overview of the 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.
    • October 31, 2018
    • November 15, 2018
    • December 10, 2018
    • January 16, 2019
    • February 6, 2019
    • February 20, 2019
  • Other Special TSP Topics - TSP for Uniformed Services (1 hour)
    We will also host the occasional webinar to cover updates and other special TSP topics as necessary.
    • February 27, 2019
    • February 28, 2019

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

To learn more about the webinar initiative, or the distribution list, please contact us at