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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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Regulations
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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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Employee Surveys

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was administered from May 9 to June 14, 2017, and a total of 190 (80%) Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) employees responded to the survey.  Below is a summary of what has been identified as our Agency’s strengths, challenges, areas of progress, and opportunities for improvement.

 

Strengths

FRTIB employees are willing to put in the extra effort to get the job done, are constantly looking for ways to do their job better, and had positive responses in regards to work-life balance and performance feedback.  Specifically:  

•     Ninety-six percent of FRTIB employees are willing to put in the extra effort to get the job done (Q7).

•     Ninety-three percent of employees confirmed their supervisor has talked with them about their performance in the last six months (Q50)

•     Ninety-one percent of employees are constantly looking for ways to do their job better (Q8)

•     Ninety percent of employees believe they are protected from health and safety hazards on the job (Q35) and their supervisor supports their need to balance work and other life issues (Q42)

 

In addition to the four items above, which had the highest percent of positive response, 31 additional items were identified as strengths.

 

Challenges

 

FRTIB employees are less satisfied with the information they receive from management, senior leaders ability to generate high levels of motivation, steps taken to deal with poor performers, and personal empowerment. Specifically:

 

•     Forty percent of employees believe senior leaders generate high levels of motivation and commitment (Q53)

•     Forty-four percent of employees have a feeling of personal empowerment with respect to work processes (Q30)

•     Thirty-seven percent of employees believe steps are taken to deal with poor performers (Q23)

•     Fifty-two percent of employees are satisfied with the information they receive from management (Q64)

 

In addition to the four items above, which had the highest percent of negative responses, 2 additional items were identified as challenges.

 

Areas of Progress

FRTIB employees feel their performance appraisals are fair reflections of their performance, understand what they have to do to be rated at different performance levels, and believe policies and programs promote diversity in the workplace.. These items saw the largest increase from 2016 results. Specifically:

 

•     Eighty-two percent of employees believe that their performance appraisal is a fair reflection of their performance (Q15).  This is a 9 percentage point increase from 2016.

•     Seventy-eight percent of employees understand what they have to do to be rated at different performance levels (Q19).  This is a 7 percentage point increase from 2016.

•     Seventy-six percent of employees believe policies and programs promote diversity in the workplace (Q25).  This is a 5 percentage point increase from 2016.

 

Opportunities for Improvement

Some areas that may need targeted action due to declining positive responses include recruiting people with the rights skills and involving employees in decisions that affect their work.  These items saw some of the largest decreases from 2016.  Specifically:

•     Sixty-four percent of employees are satisfied with their involvement in decisions that affect their work.  This is a 16 percentage point decrease from 2016.

•     Seventy-five percent of employees believe their work unit is able to recruit people with the right skills (Q21).  This is a 14 percentage point decrease from 2016.

•     Seventy-four percent of employees believe the skill level in their work unit has improved in the past year.  This is a 13 percentage point decrease from 2016.

 

The results received from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys remain an important component of the Agency’s ongoing commitment to ensuring FRTIB is a great place to work and the Agency will continue to analyze these results to build off of our strengths and improve challenge areas.  To view the 2017 FRTIB FEVS results click here.  


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