Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
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From the 2011 Participant Survey: TSP Competitiveness: 55% of respondents rated the TSP 'Well Above Others/Above Others'; 37% rated the TSP 'About the same as others'; and 7% rated TSP 'Below others/Well Below Others'. A quote from a participant,'I have made inquiries at local savings and loans and banks; they have all said the same thing. They couldn't come close to the rate of intereste or security that I have with TSP. Their official recommendation was, Leave it where it's at!'
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Federal Employees Retirement System Act
Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986

Read about the Agency's legal authority:

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Rules Governing the FRTIB
Final Agency Rule on Roth

This final rule implements the Roth TSP feature as authorized by the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31. These regulations address (1) Roth contribution limits (2) withdrawal options (3) treatment of agency contributions (4) Roth TSP transfer rules from employer plans (5) distribution of loans and withdrawals when participants have both traditional and Roth balances, and (6) other administrative matters.

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Financial Statements
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FRTIB Strategic Plan
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Reports to Congress
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Press Releases
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Participant Surveys

The FRTIB values feedback we receive from our participants. We design surveys to gauge participants' reactions to potential enhancements to the TSP so that we can tailor our offerings and services to better fit our participants' needs.

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Employee Surveys
  • The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) had another successful Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) administration, with 133 employees providing their feedback and taking an active role in making the FRTIB a better place to work.  This participation resulted in a response rate of 83.1 which was a slight increase from 2013 (82.1) and almost doubled the 2014 government wide average (46.8).  Through this participation, FRTIB employees shared their perceptions of engagement, inclusion, and employee satisfaction which are briefly summarized below. 

    The FEVS Employee Engagement Index concentrates on factors that lead to an engaged workforce and FRTIB employee engagement scores are on the rise with a 2 percentage point increase (74%) from 2013 (72%).  This index includes three subfactors: Leaders Lead (69%), Supervisors (77%), and Intrinsic Work Experiences (77%) which all saw an increase in 2014.  Some key conditions contributing to the FRTIB’s high engagement index score, which was above both the small agency (65%) and government-wide (63%) averages include elements such as: FRTIB senior leadership maintaining high levels of honesty and integrity (70%) and all levels of FRTIB agency leadership listening (79%) and respecting (85%) their subordinates.

    Another key factor contributing to employee engagement and organizational performance is workplace inclusion.  The New Inclusion Quotient (New IQ), which was recently developed by OPM, is built on the concept that individual behaviors, repeated over time, form the habits that create the essential building blocks of an inclusive environment.  The New IQ consists of 20 FEVS questions that are related to an inclusive environment and are grouped into “5 habits of inclusion” – Fair, Open, Cooperative, Supportive, and Empowering.  The FRTIB’s overall New IQ score (70%)  is up 5 percentage points from 2013 (65%) and is significantly higher than the small agency (58%) and government-wide (56%) averages.  One of the biggest ways FRTIB managers are working towards creating an inclusive workplace is by offering a supportive environment.  The Supportive habit had the highest percent positive of the five habits (81%) and four of the five questions that make up this habit were in the top ten greatest increases in percent positive ratings from 2013.  The FRTIB also showed high marks under Openness (70%) which was up 6 percentage points, Cooperativeness (70%) which was up 9 percentage points, and Empowerment (70%) which remained the same as 2013.  In addition, each of these three habits were significantly higher than the small agency (57%, 50%, 57%) and government-wide (55%, 52%, 56%) averages.

    In addition to engagement and inclusion, employee satisfaction is a critical component for Agency success.  Employee satisfaction is measured by the Global Satisfaction Index which captures four aspects of FRTIB employees’ contentment: their job (69%), their pay (71%), their Agency (73%), and if they would recommend the FRTIB as a good place to work (75%).  The FRTIB’s overall Global Satisfaction Index (72%) did not change from 2013, but two of the four items that comprise the index did decrease.  However, the five percentage point increase in pay satisfaction and one percentage point increase in recommending FRTIB as a good place to work offset the declines.   

    The 2014 FEVS results can be found at 2014 Annual Employee Survey Results.  The FRTIB will be relying upon these results to identify strengths that show what Agency practices are most effective, to find challenges most critical to our agency, and to develop goals to strengthen and improve the FRTIB and make it an even more engaging, inclusive, and satisfying place to work.

  • 2013 Annual Employee Survey Results
  • 2012 Annual Employee Survey Results
  • 2011 Annual Employee Survey Results
  • 2007 Annual Employee Survey Results
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Investment Benchmarks
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
E-FOIA Requirements

The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (E-FOIA) require that agencies permit the public to inspect and copy records that are likely to become the subject of later FOIA requests, provided the records were (1) created after November 1, 1996, and (2) released under FOIA on or after March 31, 1997. E-FOIA stipulates that agencies make copies of such records available via computer telecommunications beginning November 1, 1997.

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Freedom of Information Act Guide

Chief FOIA Reports:

2014 2013 2012 2011  2010

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Quarterly Reports (.ZIP):

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fiscal Year Reports:

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2012 Link to a PDF Link to a Word Document Link to an XML file
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2010 Link to a PDF Link to a Word Document Link to HTML page
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Last Updated: Friday, 24-Oct-2014 15:17:32 EDT