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Thrift Saving Plan Contribution Limit

Employees covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including FERS-RAE (Revised Annuity Employee) and FERS-FRAE (Further Revised Annuity Employee), who reach the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) annual contribution limit before the end of the tax year will miss receiving agency matching contributions. The contribution limit for the 2019 tax year is $19,000.

TSP contributions —including agency matching contributions—for FERS-covered employees will stop when the annual limit is reached. To maximize receipt of agency contributions, FERS employees should continue investing at least five percent of salary—the amount that produces the maximum agency contribution—during every pay period of the tax year.

Employees covered by the Civil Service Retirement System receive no agency contributions to the TSP and are not affected by this issue.

The TSP "How Much Can I Contribute" calculator can assist employees in calculating the TSP contributions needed to maximize agency contributions for the tax year. Employees can also read more about the TSP annual contribution limit at https://www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tspfs07.pdf.

Employees can make TSP contribution elections/changes using the Employee Personal Page: https://www.nfc.usda.gov/epps.

For additional information, contact the Benefits Service Center at Benefits@fiscal.treasury.gov or 1-866-868-4357 (toll free).

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