Resource List for Federal Retirement

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Retirement Services –
Phone → 888-767-6738 (OPM Retirement Services)
Phone → Federal Relay Service for hearing impaired users – 800-877-8339
Email → (OPM Retirement Operations Center)

The Retirement Services section at the OPM website includes:
  • FAQs for pre and post-retirement
  • Retirement plan/annuity overview
  • Publications, pamphlets, and forms (FEHB, FEGLI, etc.)
  • CSRS/FERS Handbook
  • Federal Ballpark E$timate (FBE)
  • Calculators
  • Annuitant and beneficiary information

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
Phone → 877-968-3778 (TDD 877-847-4385)
Email → send through the Secure Message Center by logging into your TSP account

The TSP website offers:
  • TSP overview
  • Fund information and performance
  • FAQs for participants and beneficiaries
  • Loan basics, in-service withdrawals
  • Living in retirement
Phone → 844-872-4681

The website includes information about:
  • Basics on retirement planning and pension benefits
  • How Social Security works
  • Retiring from civil service
  • Managing a private pension
  • Saving for retirement

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Phone → 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778)

The SSA website offers topics such as:
  • Planning for retirement
  • How retirement benefits work
  • Understanding benefits
  • How to apply for benefits
  • Deciding when to start retirement benefits
  • Retirement estimate calculator
  • Retirement FAQs
  • Sign-up for the social security newsletter

Online Resources

There are a variety of online resources and forums that cover federal retirement issues and news.

FedChoice FCU Member Resources

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Resource List for Federal Retirement
Resource List for Federal Retirement

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Retirement Services – Phone → 888-767-6738 (OPM Retirement Services)

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