One of the best ways to learn about your retirement and other benefits is to attend a seminar. There are a variety of mid-career retirement planning, pre-retirement planning and financial planning seminars available from a variety of vendors. All training, of course, must be requested through your supervisory channels.
No cost or low cost:
Many Federal communities have active Federal Executive Boards (FEB) which may provide seminars to their local Federal community. See the FEB in your area for information: http://www.feb.gov/
There are also a number of financial planning web-based learning tools available through AGLEARN (PDF). There is no cost; however, supervisory approval is required.
The following vendors provide seminars on Federal retirement benefits for a cost. We are including these links as a service to our employees, not as an endorsement of the training.
GS Graduate School:
Search for Retirement and Financial Planning courses.
Government Retirement & Benefits, Inc.
S. Harman & Associates, Inc.
Look under Onsite seminars.
(For employees of USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs and the Merit Systems Protection Board)