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Using Your FERS Benefits to Plan a Successful Retirement (New Hires and early career employees)

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • CPA/PFS
  • TEP
  • ChFC
  • CSA
  • MRTP
  • ERPA
  • FSCP
  • CASL
  • ChSNC
  • RICP
  • WMCP
  • CIPM
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Are you a FERS employee with 2-5 years of Federal Service?

If so, this CE/CPE FERS course is recommended for you!

Congress created the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) in 1986, and it became effective on January 1, 1987. Since that time, new Federal civilian employees who have retirement coverage are covered by FERS.

Welcome to the confusing word salad of civil service retirement benefits. With a robust medical and financial package, new FERS employees can target a healthy retirement, especially if they start planning now. Understanding all of the puzzle pieces and how they work together is key.

This CE/CPE course introduces the major puzzle pieces, explains how they work together, and outlines the steps to take now for a comprehensive retirement plan later.

FERS, however, does not cover military personnel or employees of state or local governments. Employees under FERS receive retirement benefits from three sources: the basic benefit plan, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP.

If you are at the beginning of your career with the federal government, this CE/CPE webinar will introduce you to your retirement benefits and guide you toward making the choices necessary to have a successful financial future.

The following are major topics covered in this online CE/CPE tax webinar:

  • Different sources of FERS retirement plan
  • Conditions to be fulfilled to qualify for a retirement plan
  • Types of Retirement
  • How to plan and apply for retirement.
  • How do you receive Benefits?

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the key pieces of the FERS packages.
  • To identify long-term goals and move them from conception to action.
  • To analyze how to build an outline of your long-term plan.
  • To determine the short-term steps necessary in evaluating your plan against your goals.

Recommended For

  • This Online CE IRS-approved webinar is recommended for CPA, EA, AFSP, CTEC, ChFC, FSCP, CASL, ChSNC, RICP, WMCP, CGFM, and Other Tax Professionals who want to understand everything about FERS benefits to plan a successful retirement.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0827)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00890-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00890-22-O)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00890-22-O)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CPD Credit of Retirement and Financial Independence Planning for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • 1 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 1 CE Credit of Qualified Retirement Plan Matters for Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (Approval No. GEHNZ-Q-01009-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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NASBA APPROVED

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

CTEC APPROVED

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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Presenter

About Presenter

Ilene Slatko

Principal, DSS Consulting

For the past 35 years Ilene has provided financial literacy and investment education for individual clients to enhance their understanding of money, finances, and investments; and to organizations with a particular emphasis on retirement planning. She has worked for notable Washington, DC area investment companies in management and in building organizational depth in financial education. 

Ms. Slatko has significant experience in the areas of leadership development, team development, career development, executive coaching and talent management. She has expertise in designing learning solutions – virtual instructor-led training and instructor-led -- to meet the unique challenges of clients. She was a key provider of executive and employee education for The Southland Corporation, U.S. Mapping, Century 21, and ERA Real Estate. She has worked with executives and leaders in the areas of communication, selling, client management, leadership development, and team development. 

Ms. Slatko has extensive experience in Federal retirement programs and training federal employees. When the previous retirement system was replaced by FERS, Ilene was at the forefront of presentations to educate affected employees in their choices. She has been a trainer for retirement presentations at agencies throughout the DC area,

She has been a speaker at conferences including the Army Materiel Command Women’s Financial Day, Delaware Women’s Conference, and numerous youth financial literacy programs. Ms. Slatko is currently the host of a weekly Roku and Apple TV show called, The *It Show, the first financial program designed specifically for young women. In addition, she has been the Director of Training for companies in the financial and real estate fields. 

Ilene is an alumna of Marietta College where she studied Drama, Speech, and English. 

About Company

DSS Consulting

www.dssfinancial.com

DSS Consulting has been guiding clients to a better understanding of money, finances, and investing since 2010. Our practice focuses on two primary areas.  

The DSS Consulting coaching model engages individuals through highly personalized action plans to assist them in becoming more financially masterful and guiding those clients through the tasks to achieve their goals. We specialize in assisting clients to better understand and harness their approach to money and then teaching them better behavioral and financial decision-making skills.

Our educational model incorporates multiple channels of outreach to foster better financial literacy and money mastery. Our streaming TV show reaches hundreds of thousands of young women each month; our retirement programs are highly valued by federal and corporate audiences; and our online webinars are available through our association with MyCPE.com. 

Finally, in furthering our goal to strengthen financial literacy, we work behind the scenes lending our expertise to online financial apps and newsletters.

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Ratings and Review

4.5

66 Ratings

Excellent

41

Very Good

21

Average

3

Poor

1

Terrible

0

SD

Steven Dean, EA

Feb 21st, 2022

The learning experience was very effective and efficient. The instructor was very knowledgeable and conveyed the subject with good communication.

LP

Louis Pabon, EA

Feb 21st, 2022

Learned about Federal retirement pension Did not know about Federal contribution of 5% into the TSP.

JS

Joanne Sawyer, Accountant

Mar 31st, 2022

This class was very informative, I learn something new in every class

TL

Tri Lam, EA

Feb 22nd, 2022

The webinar brought valuable and relevant information to the table

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