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Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 101)


This seminar offers useful information for planning your transition. RV101 is recommended for personnel who plan to retire in fewer than ten years. Experts in various fields discuss financial and estate planning, tax issues, Social Security, federal health benefits (FEHB) and Medicare, annuities, long-term care, transition issues, health and fitness, and career management. All four retirement plan annuities (FSPS, FERS, FSRDS and CSRS) are addressed in RV 101. The RV103 Financial Management and Estate Planning and the RV104 Annuities, Benefits and Social Security are embedded in the Retirement Planning Seminar. Concurrent registration is not required.

Participants include Department of State and other U.S. Government employees. Spouses may attend on a space-available basis. This seminar runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Days One, Three, and Four. Day Two ends at 5:00 p.m. Sign-in starts at 8:15 a.m.

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How to Register
Send a DS-755 or a SF-182 to the FSI Registrar (Tel: 703-302-7137; Fax: 703-302-7152; Email: Registration deadline is five days before the beginning of the seminar. To place a spouse on a waiting list, contact the CTC at 703-302-7407 or e-mail

Course Dates (Note: Dates listed after October 1, 2016 are subject to change.)
March 1–4, 2016
April 11–14, 2016
June 20–23, 2016
July 25–28, 2016
September 26–29, 2016
November 28–Dec.1, 2016
February 28–March 3, 2017
April 10–13, 2017
June 19–22, 2017
July 31–August 3, 2017
September 25–28, 2017

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