The Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch offers seminars to NIH employees in all stages of their Federal career. Learn more about your CSRS or FERS retirement system, how military service affects your retirement eligibility, contributions to social security, and the Thrift Savings Plan using the links below.
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Retirement Information and Related Benefits
- Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
- Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS)
- Military Service
- Social Security
- Thrift Savings Plan
The Benefits Payroll Liaison Branch sponsors many retirement planning sessions at no cost to you. These include pre-retirement seminars, Social Security briefings, TSP briefings and financial planning seminars. Please visit our calendar of events for upcoming events. In addition, the NIH Training Center (NIHTC) offers the following courses to familiarize you with the retirement process.
If you are planning to retire from the Federal government within the next five years, you are encouraged to attend a pre-retirement seminar. In this class, you will explore an in-depth workshop on the many components of retirement from what the retirement plan entails and annuity calculations to financial planning and the effects of the retirement transition. For a detailed course description and upcoming dates, please view the NIHTC's website for CSRS and FERS workshops.
Mid-Career Retirement (FERS)
In this class, you will be given information on the FERS retirement plan that includes topics such as information on the retirement benefits package, calculating annuities and exploring the financial components of retirement. For a detailed course description and upcoming dates, please view the NIHTC's website for workshops.
Retirement at a Glance (FERS)
This class is developed to acquaint you with the retirement process. Topics will include requirements for retirement eligibility, annuity calculations and TSP benefits. For a detailed course description and upcoming dates, please view the NIHTC's website for workshops.
Retirement is a critical point in one's life and affects an employee's entire family. We encourage you to invite your spouse to attend this session at no cost. Please note that spousal attendance is on a first request, first served basis due to space limitations. If you are attending this course and would like your spouse to attend also, please send an email with your name, class date and spouse name to the NIH Training Center's email box at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, please visit the NIH Training Center course catalog.