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Thrift Savings Plan News

Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
  Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2557 -0.01 3.05%
L 2020 22.5333 -0.04 4.81%
L 2030 24.3282 -0.06 5.64%
L 2040 25.7986 -0.08 6.20%
L 2050 14.6217 -0.05 6.63%
G Fund 14.5365 0.00 1.57%
F Fund 16.4855 -0.00 5.34%
C Fund 25.8829 -0.07 9.94%
S Fund 34.0690 -0.36 6.62%
I Fund 25.2928 -0.03 2.86%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

A new retirement option for feds

Federal Times Senior Staff Writer Stephen Losey will give us an update on a new retirement law...and other legislation affecting federal workers.
July 11, 2012

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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TSP numbers bounce back in June

All 10 Thrift Savings Plan funds finished the month of June with positive figures, ending a several month slide into the red. The I Fund grew from -11.40 percent in May to 7.08 percent on June 30.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 09:38am EDT

Fortunate feds: Job stability, retirement and health benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey once again turns over to longtime reader, Dennis S., who spent a long time with Uncle Sam and a lot of time in the private sector. He says both the government and the private sector have their upsides and downsides. But he thinks its important to appreciate what you've got and live in the moment.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

DoD civilians, others can now make Roth TSP contributions

After a two-month delay, all civilian employees at the Defense Department, as well as several other agencies, can now contribute to the recently rolled-out Roth option for their Thrift Savings Plans.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 09:05pm EDT

DoD civilian employees now have Roth option

Defense Department employees have had to wait longer than other feds but this week they're getting their chance.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 10:01am EDT

The Voluntary Contribution Program

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Voluntary Contribution Program and its relation to both the Roth IRA and the Roth TSP.
June 25, 2012

Monday - 06/25/2012, 10:02pm EDT
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TSP, pay freeze and agency cutbacks

Portions of last week's interview with TSP Executive Director Greg Long about the TSP hack attack will be re-aired this week. Also, Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times join host Mike Causey to talk about the status of legislation pending in Congress that affects federal workers.
June 20, 2012

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 07:14pm EDT
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Inside the TSP hack job

For people worried about their TSP accounts being hacked, no news is good news. If you didn't get a letter, it means you are one of the 97 percent whose data is safe. For more facts about the hack job, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

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
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