Survey: Do You Favor or Oppose Adding a Mutual Fund Window to the TSP?

Do you favor or oppose a mutual fund window for TSP investors? Take this quick survey and submit your opinion.

In an article this week, FedSmith noted that the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is planning to set up a mutual fund window in 2022.

Many of the details are unknown at this point. We do know that TSP investors will reportedly be able to invest in about 5,000 mutual funds in addition to the funds that are currently available.

The TSP has been a very popular benefit for federal employees. The rates of return have been very good and the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has clearly had the interest of investors in mind when making changes and implementing the TSP.

Adding a mutual fund window to the TSP will allow more options for investors. It will also change the plan from one that is relatively easy to use and understand into a more complex system. It is also likely to increase expenses.

Do you support adding this option to the TSP? Will you use the option if it is made available? Do you think adding this option will provide better overall returns?

No doubt, these are the types of questions that need to be considered. No doubt also that the FRTIB will be considering these issues.

Please answer the questions in the following survey. FedSmith will publish an article with the responses in the near future. Readers are also invited to submit comments at the end of the article.

About the Author

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47