Q. How many years must one work to be entitled to matching funds for retirement? I am a FERS employee with 11 years of service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. I’ve been told one has to have a minimum of 20 years of service to receive matching funds from your TSP. Is this true?
A. Agency-matching contributions for FERS employees begin immediately, but you are only vested in those matching contributions after you have accumulated three years of federal service. Visit www.tsp.gov for more information.