printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar (RV 105)


The course is designed as a retirement "check-up" for mid-career U.S. government employees from the State Department and other U.S. government agencies who are more than 10 years from retirement eligibility. View a  sample schedule for this seminar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Calculation of estimated income and expenses in retirement
  • Investment and savings options
  • Wills and trusts
  • Healthcare and health issues
  • Powers of attorney
  • Age and service requirements for retirement eligibility
  • How to calculate estimated annuities
  • Considerations for annuities for surviving spouses
  • Determining what to do and where to live in retirement
  • Taxes in retirement
  • Federal long-term care programs for parents, spouses, and employees.

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
November 12–13, 2014
January 13–14, 2015
May 5–6, 2015
June 10–11, 2015

Back to Top

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.