Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Overview
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees. The purpose of the TSP is to provide retirement income.
The TSP offers federal employees the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under "401(k)" plans. In the civilian component of the TSP, employees covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) can contribute to the TSP. The participation rules are different for FERS and CSRS employees.
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If you are a CSRS employee, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) can provide you with a source of retirement income in addition to your CSRS annuity. As a CSRS empl [ MORE ]
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Vesting means that you have met the service requirements that entitle you to keep the agency automatic (1%) contributions and their earnings when you leave federal service. Vesting [ MORE ]
If you die before your TSP account is completely withdrawn, the balance in your account will be distributed according to your most recent designation of beneficiary, if you completed one If you [ MORE ]
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