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Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 105)


This seminar, offered four times per year, is designed for early and mid-career employees with more than ten years until retirement eligibility. RV105 addresses two annuity plans, FERS and FSPS. RV105 does not address the CSRS and FSRDS annuity plans. Employees who have CSRS and FSRDS (or who are closer to retirement, e.g., within 1 – 10 years) are advised to register for RV101. View a sample schedule for this seminar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Annuities and benefits in retirement (FERS and FSPS only)
  • Federal Long-Term Care Program
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Financial management
  • Estate planning

How to Register:
Department of State employees can enroll online via the Department's OpenNet or submit a DS-755 Request for Training form and authorization through your bureau training office. Foreign Service employees assigned overseas can request their Career Development Officer to enroll them.

Other U.S. Government employees: Other U.S. Government personnel are requested to contact their training officed for instructions. Non-State employees should use the Standard Form 182 Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training. The completed SF-182 may be faxed to the Registrar at 703-302-7152 or mailed to the following address:

George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center
Foreign Service Institute
U.S. State Department
Washington, DC 20522-4201

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Office of the Registrar at 703-302-7429/7144 (fax: 703-302-7152).

Non-State Tuition Rate: Contact the Office of the Registrar at FSI (Tel: 703-302-7137; Email:

Course Dates
May 5–6, 2015
June 10–11, 2015
November 9–10, 2015
January 12–13, 2016
June 8–9, 2016

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