TSP loan & NAF


Q. I currently am a GS employee and have a TSP residential loan; however, I may be transferring to an Overseas NAF job. Does anyone know if I can continue to pay on my TSP loan or do I have to pay it back to avoid penalties? I know NAF is federal but unsure about the TSP aspects. 

A. NAF instrumentalities must deduct and transmit TSP loan payments for employees who elect to be covered by CSRS or FERS to the record keeper in accordance with 5 CFR part 1655 and Board procedures. Loan payments may not be deducted and transmitted for employees who elect to be covered by the NAF retirement system. Such employees will be considered to have separated from government service and must prepay their loans or the TSP will declare the loan to be a taxable distribution.


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