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
December 31, 2018 and 2017
December 31, 2017 and 2016
December 31, 2016 and 2015
December 31, 2015 and 2014
December 31, 2014 and 2013
December 31, 2013 and 2012
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December 31, 2011 and 2010
December 31, 2010 and 2009
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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
Participant Behavior and Demographics
TSP Participant Survey Results
Outreach Evaluation Summaries
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Employee Surveys

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was administered from May 23 to July 5, 2019, and a total of 190 (73%) 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, and areas of progress.



FRTIB has clear strengths in the areas of health and safety, work-life balance, work quality, and establishing alignment between employees' work and the goals of the agency. These items were the highest overall positive responses:

  • 87% of employees said that they are protected from health and safety hazards on the job (Q35).
  • 87% of employee know how their work relates to the agency's goals (Q12).
  • 86% of employees said their supervisor treats them with respect (Q49).
  • 86% of employees said that their supervisor supported their need to balance work and other life issues (Q42).
  • 84% of employees responded positively to the overall quality of work done by their work unit (Q28).


In addition to the five items above, 41 additional items were identified as strengths.



FRTIB employees are less satisfied with their pay, senior leaders' ability to generate high levels of motivation, steps taken to deal with poor performers, and their personal empowerment. These were the highest overall negative responses:

  • 35% of employees said that their senior leaders did not generate high levels of motivation and commitment in the workforce (Q53).
  • 34% of employees said that pay raises did not depend on how well staff do their jobs (Q33).
  • 34% of employees said that steps were not taken in their work unit to deal with poor performers who could not or would not improve (Q23).
  • 33% of employees said that they did not have a feeling of personal empowerment with respect to work processes (Q30).


No additional items were identified as challenges.


Areas of Progress 

There were several areas where the results improved from the previous year. FRTIB employees are satisfied with the information they receive from management and feel managers communicate and evaluate the goals of the organization. They also feel physical conditions allow them to perform their job well and understood what they had to do to be rated at the different performance levels. These were the largest increases in positive responses:

  • 65% of employees felt managers review and evaluate the organization's progress towards meeting its goals and objectives (Q57). This was a 13-point increase from the previous year.
  • 73% of employees felt managers communicate the goals of the organization (Q56). This was an 11-point increase from the previous year.
  • 67% of employees are satisfied with the information they receive from management on what's going on in the organization (Q64). This was a 10-point increase from the previous year.
  • 90% of employees responded positively that physical conditions allow them to perform their jobs well (Q14). This was a 9-point increase from the previous year.
  • 79% of employee understood what they had to do to be rated at the different performance levels (Q19). This was an 8-point increase from the previous year.


There were a total of 51 items that increased since 2018.


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 where great work gets done, and the Agency will continue to analyze these results to build off of our strengths and improve challenge areas.


To view the 2019 FRTIB FEVS results click here.  

Prior Reports
Annual Employee Survey Results:
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Investment Benchmarks
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Frequently Requested Records
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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.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Quarterly Reports (.ZIP)
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fiscal Year Reports, Page 1: Most Current - 2009
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fiscal Year Reports: Prior Years: 2008 - 1998
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