Q. I plan to retire on Aug. 31 under FERS. Will I get a 5 percent matching contribution if I make 5 percent of my last paycheck (payable on Sept. 11) to TSP? Can I contribute 5 percent of my lump-sum pay from the unused annual leave? If so, will I get a 5 percent matching contribution?
A. You will get the matching contribution on all eligible TSP contributions. You may not defer lump-sum payments into your TSP account.10