Retirement Publications

Retirement Publications

Your Retirement Planning Checklist 

You may obtain copies of most the pamphlets listed below from your retirement counselor or from OPM's website, 

Pamphlets in the Retirement Fact Series, which provide more detailed information about the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) are:


Retirement Facts #1  The Civil Service Retirement System (RI 83-1)
Retirement Facts #2  Military Service Credit Under CSRS (RI 83-2)
Retirement Facts #3  Deposits and Redeposits Under CSRS (RI 83-3)
Retirement Facts #4  Disability Retirement Under CSRS (RI 83-4)
Retirement Facts #5  Survivor Benefits Under CSRS (RI 83-5)
Retirement Facts #6  Early Retirement Under CSRS (RI 83-6
Retirement Facts #7  Computing Retirement Benefits Under CSRS (RI 83-7)
Retirement Facts #8  Credit for Unused Sick Leave Under CSRS (RI 83-8)
Retirement Facts #9  Refunds Under CSRS (RI 83-9)
Retirement Facts #10  Voluntary Contributions Under CSRS (RI 83-10)
Retirement Facts #11  Information for Separating CSRS Employees Who Are Not Eligible for an Immediate Annuity (RI 83-11)
Retirement Facts #12  Information About Reemployment for CSRS Annuitants (RI 83-18)
Retirement Facts #13  CSRS Offset Retirement (RI 83-19)

Pamphlets for employees who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) are:


FERS An Overview of Your Benefits (RI 90-1)
FERS Facts #1  Information for Separating FERS Employees Who Are Not Eligible for an Immediate Annuity (RI 90-11)
FERS Facts #2  Information About Reemployment for FERS Annuitants (RI 90-18)

Information about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) may be obtained from your retirement counselor or the TSP website, 


Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)  (TSP BK 08)
Withdrawing Your TSP Account (TSP BK 02)
TSP Annuities (TSP BK 05)
TSP In-Service Withdrawals (TSP BK 12)

(For employees of USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the Merit Systems Protection Board)


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