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Your TSP contributions are NOT automatic if you opted into BRS – they don’t happen unless you choose to make them. Visit www.tsp.gov

Thrift Savings Plan-Maximizing Your Retirement Savings

If you opted into the Blended Retirement System (BRS) in 2018 or invest in the Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) are you maximizing your investment? The TSP website (www.tsp.gov) provides planning tools covering topics such as Ways to Save, Maximize Your Retirement Savings, Tax Advantages, The Power of Compounding, and many more interactive tools.

BRS opt-in Eligibility

The opt-in period for Blended Retirement System (BRS) ended effective December 31, 2018 for most military members. There are some exceptions for the following members:

If you are a cadet attending service academy who joined on or before December 31, 2017, or are in the Reserve Officer Training Program with a signed contract on or before December 31, 2017, you’re also grandfathered under the legacy retirement system. However, if commissioning (or being placed on pay status) occurs after the 2018 opt in window, you will have 30 days upon commissioning to opt into the BRS. If you enter an academy or sign your service contract on or after January 1, 2018 your retirement plan is automatically under BRS.

Break in service - If you have break in service, rejoined after the 2018 calendar year opt-in window and still meets the less than 12 years of service criteria or have fewer than 4,320 retirement points, you will have 30 days to choose the BRS or remain in the legacy retirement system.

Individual Ready or Standby Reserve. If you are a BRS-eligible member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or the Standby Reserve who entered paid status for the first time after 2018, you may receive a one-time BRS opt-in extension. Once in paid status, you have 30 days to opt into the BRS.

For more information see; BRS guide or please see your personnel or finance office for further information.

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02/12/2019

New Army app provides mobile access to HR, pay records

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2019 - The Army has released a new human resources mobile application for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A) that allows Soldiers to access their personnel records using a mobile phone or tablet. IPPS-A is the Army's next generation human resources and pay system that revolutionizes the way the Army does business and brings the Total Force into the digital age.

02/07/2019

VA launches collaborative training initiative to improve customer service for Veteran claims and appeals

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2019 - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it recently launched a new customer service training initiative for employees to improve VA’s claims and appeals process.VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals and the Veterans Benefits Administration Compensation Services (CS) are developing small-video training modules to focus on medically complex disabilities that often go to appeals, and in July 2018, started gathering information from both organizations’ training and quality assurance elements to focus on challenges with knee-disability ratings, since these evaluations can be complicated for both claims and appeals.