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Thrift Savings Plan News

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  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2228 -0.02 2.46%
L 2020 22.6406 -0.07 4.14%
L 2030 24.5216 -0.10 4.91%
L 2040 26.0658 -0.12 5.43%
L 2050 14.8123 -0.08 5.89%
G Fund 14.4629 0.00 1.17%
F Fund 16.4093 0.02 4.37%
C Fund 25.6639 -0.11 7.18%
S Fund 35.1616 -0.22 6.21%
I Fund 26.4832 -0.26 5.06%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

TSP executive director gives update on data breach

It's been nearly three weeks since the Thrift Savings Plan board announced a data breach of 123,000 Thrift Savings Plan, and since then, the board has been fielding questions from participants, Congress and the media. TSP's executive director answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the breach.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:23pm EDT
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The TSP hack attack: Where are we?

The cover up, as they say, is almost always worse than the crime itself. The rule of thumb, from the Watergate era, is follow the money, although people rarely do that. Following the money can be tricky. Also complicated. Especially in the computer age with multi- national players, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 02:00am EDT

TSP funds continue downward trend in May

Eight of the 10 Thrift Savings Plans posted negative numbers for the month of May, with the two funds posting positive numbers sliding slightly as well.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 05:37am EDT

TSP board assures accounts safe after cyber attack

In July 2011, a computer owned by TSP contractor Serco was accessed by an unauthorized party. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board was notified of the attack by the FBI in April of this year.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 05:44pm EDT

Senator questions delay in reporting TSP cyber breach

One senator is questioning why it took nine months for the Thrift Savings Plan board to find out about a sophisticated cyber attack that compromised 123,000 TSP participants' accounts. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also wants to know why Congress wasn't informed of the breach until more than a month after it was reported to the board.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 01:29pm EDT

Covering your assets

Host Mike Causey will talk retirement, the TSP, and more with attorney Tom O'Rourke and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey.
May 30, 2012

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 09:31pm EDT
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Alice In Wonderland's TSP Account

Is it the crime or the coverup that counts most? In the case of the TSP hacking case should the focus be on finding out who done it, or should we go after who it was done to as in who let it happen? Was it a coverup and who knew what when ...

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 09:04pm EDT

TSP Hackers: The Naked Truth

Did you ever wonder why people in nudist camps play volleyball instead of poking sticks into bee hives? Think about it ... and then apply that logic to the recent identify theft attack on your Thrift Savings Plan account data.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 02:01am EDT

Cyber attack against TSP contractor exposes thousands of accounts

A sophisticated cyber attack against the Thrift Savings Plan contractor responsible for maintaining the agency's data centers compromised the information of 123,000 TSP participants. However, there is no indication the data has been misused, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. There is also no indication that the TSP's network or its website were affected.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 02:12pm EDT

TSP funds not enjoying springtime in Europe

Six of the eight Thrift Savings Plans funds are down over the last month. The I and S funds have taken the biggest hits. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said the rollout of the Roth TSP option has been slow, but should pick up in the next few weeks.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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Retirement and insurance

Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners and retirement benefits specialist James Marshall will talk about the retirement and insurance options that feds should consider.
May 18, 2012

Friday - 05/18/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Roth TSP is NOT a Roth IRA!

Do you know the difference between a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP option? Because if you don't, it could cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and in future income when you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

Bill automatically increases feds' TSP contributions

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation Monday that would automatically increase new federal employees' contribution rate to their federal 401(k) style Thrift Savings Plan. the "Save More Tomorrow Act," would automatically escalate the contribution annually by 1 percent for the two years following enrollment. That gradually raises the contribution rate to 5 percent, making employees eligible for matching contributions from their agencies.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 04:33pm EDT

The A-Z of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Roth TSP with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's executive director, Greg Long, Director of External Affairs Kim Weaver and Assistant General Counsel Laurissa Stokes.
May 14, 2012

Monday - 05/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT
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The ABC's of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elloitt discuss the Roth TSP and whether the plan is right for you.
May 7, 2012

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:07am EDT
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5 things feds should know about Roth TSP

The Thrift Savings Plan's Roth option rolls out today. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has been preparing for the new program for two years now, but despite the big push today many federal employees will actually have to wait to enroll in the new program. One of the largest federal payroll processors needs more time to upgrade its systems in preparation for the Roth option. Find information about which agencies are affected, as well as the five things feds should know about the Roth TSP below.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 04:10pm EDT

TSP returns stall in April

Thrift Savings Plan figures, which had been in an upward climb, appear to have stalled in April, with seven of the 10 funds finishing in the red last month

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Feds satisfied with TSP, survey finds

Of the more than 8,200 respondents, 86 percent were satisfied with TSP, according to the survey by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:14pm EDT

Estate planning

Estate planning specialist Marc Levine provides tips on how to prepare for your family's financial future.
April 30, 2012

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:12pm EDT
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Provision to transfer leave to TSP one step closer to law

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain this provision, and other proposals that Congress is considering that impact your wallet.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:01pm EDT
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