Feel more confident about your finances

Join TVARS and Fidelity during America Saves Week for any or all of these educational web workshops, where you'll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence. REGISTER NOW Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals If you want help saving for multiple goals: Get strategies and tips on prioritizing and funding your specific savings goals, like buying a new home or car, saving for a child’s college, and more.February 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET Manage Unexpected Events and Expenses With the current economic conditions, you may be evaluating how to make ends meet. This…
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Introducing People First – enhanced TVA Human Resources support

TVA is its people – from our retirees that paved the way and the 10,000 employees working daily to keep the lights on, to the future generations that will carry on our mission of service. That’s why it’s important for our TVA and the human resources (HR) team to put YOU first in everything we do. Achieving this means redefining our services to align with leading practices so the right teams, with the right capabilities, deliver the right HR support.  We call this People First.  Coming in 2021 Later this year, you can access two new resources – PeopleGateway and the People First Solution Center –  to…
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WordPress Instruction for TVARS site

Create a news story Select “Posts” in the left sidebar and then select “Add New”Enter page title where it says, “Add Title” (you can copy and paste)Paste body text where it says, “Start writing…”Subheads should be styled as Heading 2. Use the menu in the top left corner of the text block to changeTo make the story appear on the pages you want, select the categories by checking the boxes for the page or pages you want in the right sidebar. If you don’t see the list of categories, click on the Word document at the top of the sidebar.…
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Board Meeting—12/8/2020

The TVA Retirement System Board of Directors (Board) held its quarterly meeting December 8, 2020, virtually via WebEx with business conducted through the Board’s Investment, Audit, Retirement and Election committees. All current TVARS Board directors were present: Brian Child, Chair; Mike Belcher, Marilyn Brown, Eric Davis, Sam DeLay, Jim Hovious and Tina Wallace. This was the first Board meeting for Marilyn Brown, who was unanimously selected to serve as the 7th Director retiree on the TVARS Board for the remainder of the current term for the position that runs through October 31, 2021. Following nominations, the Board voted on officers…
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2020 retirement benefit estimates now available online

Full-time annual employees may now view their 2020 personalized retirement benefit estimates in PLUS. The estimates will include projected retirement information for three dates, including 12-31-2020 and two future ages.  How to access your Retirement Estimates online: Employees can log into PLUS with their network ID and password. From the PLUS homepage, view your Retirement Estimates from the “Benefits” menu. Please note that some employees will not have retirement benefit estimates to view: Employees who were first hired on or after July 1, 2014Employees who are in the Original Benefit Structure and were rehired on or after Nov. 1, 2015Employees who are part-time or in…
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Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2021

For 2020, the COLA for eligible retirees and beneficiaries will be 1.13%.The TVARS Rules and Regulations provide that eligible retirement benefits (pension and supplemental benefits) will receive a COLA based on an inflation measure, which is the Consumer Price Index – All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) – an index maintained by the U.S. Labor Department that measures the price changes in a broad group of various goods and services purchased by consumers. Under the TVARS Rules, the COLA is calculated as the percentage change in the average CPI-U for the period of November 2018 – October 2019 to the period November…
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TVARS Board Selects 7th Director – Marilyn Brown – November 2020

The TVA Retirement System Board of Directors (Board) held a special called meeting November 16, 2020 virtually via WebEx and unanimously voted to elect Marilyn Brown as the 7th Director on the TVARS Board for the term which runs through October 31, 2021. All current TVARS Board directors were present: Brian Child, Chair; Sam DeLay, Vice-Chair; Mike Belcher, Eric Davis, Jim Hovious, and Tina Wallace. Marilyn Brown retired in 2018 from Johnsonville Fossil Plant as Senior Instrument Foreman with twenty-seven years of service. The Board members look forward to working with her soon as she attends the next quarterly meeting…
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Board Meeting—9/10/2020

The TVA Retirement System Board of Directors (Board) held its quarterly meeting September 10, 2020 virtually via WebEx with business conducted through the Board’s Investment, Audit, Retirement, Election and Seventh Director Search committees. All current TVARS Board directors were present: Brian Child, Chair; Sam DeLay, Vice-Chair; Mike Belcher; Jim Hovious; Tina Wallace and Eric Davis. Investment Committee Highlights: TVARS staff and consultants reviewed recent financial market, pension and 401(k) plan performance.  Aon, the System’s 401(k) Plan consultant, reviewed the 401(k) Plan, including the performance, fees and dollars invested within each fund as of June 30, 2020. 401(k) Plan assets were…
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DeLay Wins TVARS Board Election

In the recent election for a director vacancy on the TVA Retirement System Board, employees voted to re-elect Samuel J. L. DeLay, senior program manager, Energy Use Technology, Operational Research & Support, Innovation & Research, Chattanooga. His new three-year term will run from Nov. 1, 2020, to Oct. 31, 2023. Of the 2,728 votes cast, DeLay received 1,508 (55.3 percent). Wesley M. Conkle received 660 (24.2 percent); Julia E. Koella received 560 votes (20.5 percent).
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Announcement of Candidates 2020

Employees will have an opportunity to vote for one of the candidates listed below to fill a three-year term on the TVARS Board.  The term will run from November 1, 2020, through October 31, 2023. Wesley M. Conkle - senior reactor operator, TVA Nuclear, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Samuel J. L. DeLay - senior program manager, Energy Use Technology, Operational Research & Support, Innovation & Research, Chattanooga Julia E. Koella – accounting policy & research specialist, Corporate Accounting, Financial Services, Knoxville Click on the names above to view detailed candidate information. Election-America, Inc., an independent election firm, will mail election…
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