SPECIAL REPORT

Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan is a contribution plan for civil service employees and retirees as well as for members of the armed services.
SPECIAL REPORT

You May Be Better Off Than You Think

2:55 PM ET Some employees are unaware of just how much retirement income they will have.

Feds Won’t be Able To Escape Their TSP Debt, Even By Leaving Government

April 23 The agency that runs the retirement plan will be able to garnish up to 15 percent of former feds’ private sector wages to collect debt.

Advice From a TSP Millionaire

April 10 Tips on how to get the most out of your savings.

TSP Wilts in March

April 1 Last month brought small gains for some funds, negative returns for others.

What Happens to Your Life Savings?

March 27 You can’t take your TSP funds with you, so it’s important to decide what should happen with the money after you die.

Retirement Quiz: The Basics

March 13 Test your knowledge of some of the bedrock principles of retirement planning.

Feds Might be Getting Too Bullish with Retirement Savings

December 16, 2013 TSP participants are increasingly moving away from the plan’s safest offerings, officials say.

TSP Makes Mostly Modest Gains in November

December 2, 2013 The federal employee retirement funds have seen three consecutive months of growth.

Gregory Long, Executive Director of the TSP Board

TSP Officials Worry Feds Who Made Hardship Withdrawals During Shutdown Won’t Return

November 25, 2013 Agency will encourage the thousands who turned to their retirement accounts for cash during the shutdown to begin contributing again in the spring.

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.

Lawmakers Want Feds to Have Socially Responsible Retirement Investment Options

November 21, 2013 Bill could conflict with TSP’s mission.

Record Number of Feds Withdrew Retirement Investments in October

November 18, 2013 TSP board looks to switch default investments from government securities to lifecycle funds.

Thousands of Feds Withdrew Retirement Investments During Shutdown

October 28, 2013 Those employees will now miss six months of personal and agency contributions to their Thrift Saving Plans.

TSP Has Strong September

October 1, 2013 The plan’s funds are back in black.

Feds Furloughed By Shutdown Cannot Contribute to Retirement Fund

September 30, 2013 Employees would also lose TSP matching contributions from agencies, unless Congress issues back pay.

Gregory Long, executive director of the TSP board

TSP Is Having a ‘Booming’ September

September 23, 2013 The retirement plan’s funds so far are strong and hardship withdrawals from accounts are down, board reports.

A New Tool from the TSP

September 6, 2013 Estimating your retirement income just got a lot easier.

Retirement Funds Return to the Red in August

September 3, 2013 All TSP investments except for government securities posted losses last month.

DOMA had defined marriage as between a man and a woman, preventing federal employees from sharing their benefits with their same-sex spouses.

Federal Retirement Plan Looks Into Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

July 1, 2013 TSP’s board is assessing which regulations need tweaks after Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.

TSP Funds Lose Momentum in May

June 3, 2013 International stocks fall, while other offerings grow modestly.

More Feds Invest in Lifecycle Retirement Funds

May 20, 2013 The L funds now account for 15 percent of investments in the Thrift Savings Plan.