Human Resources

2011 Thrift Savings Plan Publicity Information for Human Resources Offices and the Human Resources Shared Service Center

Direct Mailings to Employees

To make Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) information available to employees, Headquarters issues three standard mailings:

n TSP enrollment information letters with PostalEASE instructions are mailed annually in mid-December to career employees at their mailing address of record.

n TSP 50+ catch-up enrollment information letters with PostalEASE instructions are mailed annually in mid-December to career employees who will be at least age 50 during the next calendar year at their mailing address of record.

n A package containing TSP BK08, Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan, as well as an enrollment informa­tion letter with PostalEASE instructions, is sent to the employee’s mailing address of record soon after a newly eligible career employee’s PS Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, is processed.

The employing office of record is the return address for undeliverable TSP enrollment information sent to newly eligible employees. When an office receives a returned kit, the office should encourage the employee to update his or her address. Employees should change their address on LiteBlue at; click My HR, then Find Employee Apps, then Change of Address/Phone/Emer­gency Contact. Employees with access to Employee Change of Address on the Intranet (from the Blue page) or to an employee self-service kiosk (available in some facili­ties) may use those entry methods. An employee who can­not use any of the other methods may submit an updated PS Form 1216, Employee’s Current Mailing Address, to the HR Shared Service Center (HRSSC) for processing.


The Material Distribution Center (MDC) regularly sends TSP posters to Human Resources (HR) at district offices, area offices, processing and distribution centers or facili­ties, bulk mail centers, airport mail centers or facilities, remote encoding centers, the Office of Inspector General, Postal Inspection Service divisions, Headquarters, and selected Headquarters field units. Installations that receive the posters must distribute them widely and post them on bulletin boards.

To assist in publicizing the 2011 TSP enrollment oppor­tunity, all offices must post the following on bulletin boards:

n The 2011 TSP employee enrollment information notice provided on pages 55.

n The current TSP fact sheet that is published monthly in the Postal Bulletin.

Ordering Materials and Forms

Offices may order TSP forms and publications from the MDC as needed. Use touch-tone order entry (TTOE): call 800-273-1509. In addition, offices can check the TSP web­site,, for new or revised items.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, option 1, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message. (Wait 48 hours after register­ing before placing your first order.)

Use the following information to order PS Form 1216. You can also find PS Form 1216 on the Postal Service Intranet at; under “Essential Links,” click Forms.

PS Form 1216, Employee’s Current Mailing Address

PSIN: PS 1216
PSN: 7530-02-000-7354
Unit of Measure: SE
Minimum Order Quantity: 1
Quick Pick Number: 118
Bulk Pack Quantity: 4,000
Price: $0.0201

TSP BK08, October 2008, is available on the TSP website at, or contact the HRSSC at 877-477-3273, option 5.