US Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Benefit: Retirement Plan | Glassdoor

US Department of Veterans Affairs Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 29, 2014

471 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

As a VA employee, you are part of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Under FERS, you are eligible for monthly retirement benefits after just 5 years of Federal service.

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Employee Comments

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  • Mar 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current rn in Indianapolis, Indiana

    options for retirement. matching funds up to 5%

  • Dec 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Indirect Patient Care in San Antonio, Texas

    There is an all-encompassing program, but you have many options to choose from within this program.

  • Dec 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Akron, Ohio

    Used to be good, but then their systems got hacked. Security is an issue.

  • Nov 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Registered Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri

    Match 5% into a TSP

  • Oct 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Veteran Service Representative in Saint Paul, Minnesota

    You get a pension after you put the mandatory time for retirement.

  • Sep 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current MSA in Columbia, South Carolina

    Have to work till 57 years of age.. can buy back military time

  • Jun 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Diego, California

    When you are sixty years old you will be glad.

  • Jun 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Be sure to contribute to the TSP for retirement. Very low cost management fees.

  • Jun 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Nurse in Reno, Nevada

    pension and tsp included in the package

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Nashville, Tennessee

    Retirement plan includes part pension, and part thrift savings plan (TSP). Employer matches TSP contributions up to 5%. Investment options are limited in TSP, but admin costs are very low.

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