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

US Department of Veterans Affairs Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 29, 2014

374 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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  • Aug 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Martinsburg, West Virginia

    Hoping it is good, They do match

  • Jun 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Indianapolis, Indiana

    It is good now, but not guaranteed to be there when I retire.

  • Jun 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current First Party Contact Representative in Topeka, Kansas

    FERS is a rip off and tap is nice that they match it but they don't even send u statement brighter have and I have been there a year.

  • Apr 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia

    FERS and TSP offered.

  • Apr 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Palo Alto, California

    One of the best Retirement Plans in the industry

  • Dec 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisor in San Antonio, Texas

    The VA is always offering Fairs or seminars on reirement. There is also someone on site to discuss with you and help you get the paperwork started.

  • Nov 19, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Staff RN in Augusta, Maine

    the retirement plan is good, better than most. As long as you do not have any disabilities they typically leave you alone so that you may enjoy retirement

  • Nov 15, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Very comprehensive Thrift Savings Plan.

  • Nov 10, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current RN in Tucson, Arizona

    If this lasts, it will be a nice retirement plan.

  • Oct 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Staff Pharmacist in Albany, New York State

    Match the first 4% on you contributions to an index-based 401k. Very low management fees.

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