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

US Department of Veterans Affairs Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 29, 2014

430 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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  • 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.

  • Feb 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Staff RN in Nashville, Tennessee

    401 k matches the first 5 percent from right off the bat. Has been a moneymaker for me

  • Jan 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Education Program Specialist in Dallas, Texas

    Standard retirement plus a separate Thrift Savings Plan that is very flexible and well managed; employer matching

  • Jan 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fargo, North Dakota

    Good options for retirement and employer matches up to a %

  • Nov 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Surgical Technologist in Bronx, New York State

    It has great matching in TSP and FERS is also deducted. It forces you to save I think it is great

  • Oct 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current RN in Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Pension and 401K, 3% matching dollar for dollar with add'l 2% 50 cents to the dollar.

  • Oct 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Registered Nurse in Palo Alto, California

    Good but not the best in the country. That's very surprising because it's a federal government agency

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