Recognizing the importance of your future, the Federal government created a retirement program that helps provide financial security for you and your family.
Most new NNSA employees are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). This is one of the most important benefits you will receive as an NNSA employee.
FERS benefits are provided from three different sources – a Basic Benefit Plan (annuity), Social Security and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP):
These three FERS components work together to give you a strong financial foundation for retirement. Should you decide to leave Federal service before retirement, two of the three parts of FERS (Social Security and the TSP) go with you to your next job. You will also have the option to withdraw the money that you have personally contributed to the Basic Benefit part of FERS.