Retirement date's effect on TSP and catch-up contributions


Q. I’m 59 and retiring June 2, which is the first day of a new pay period. Will my Thrift Savings Plan election and catch-up contribution be deducted from my last paycheck? I will have earned no salary in that pay period, but I will have my lump-sum annual leave payout.

A. TSP deferrals are not taken from annual leave payout checks.


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