Q. I was hired into federal service Sept. 28, 1992. At this point, shouldn’t the government have started contributing to a Thrift Savings Plan account in my name 1 percent of my salary automatically? Contributions didn’t begin until I manually enrolled in TSP a year later.
This seems to be the bit from the TSP website that applies to me:
“If you are a FERS participant and were hired before Aug. 1, 2010:
* The TSP would have begun receiving automatic contributions equal to 1% of your pay from your agency — beginning with your first pay period. If you contribute your own money, your agency will send matching contributions to the TSP (on up to 5% of your contributions per pay period).”
Did someone screw up? Is there any recourse to get those initial contributions plus interest? Or have I misread everything?
A. Check with your agency. There have been varying waiting periods for TSP agency contributions in the past.