Nominations for Annual TVARS Board Election Open Through July 6

The TVA Retirement System will accept nominations through Tuesday, July 6, for a three-year term as an elected member of the TVARS board of directors.  The term runs from Nov. 1, 2021, through Oct. 31, 2024. The TVARS board of directors consists of seven members:  three appointed by TVA, three elected by employees who are TVARS members, and one who is selected by the other six and must be a TVA retiree.  The TVARS board is responsible for the administration of the System and the 401(k) Plan. The board holds quarterly meetings and other special-called meetings, as necessary throughout the…
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Navigating the Basics: Learn more about your retirement benefits

How well do you understand your retirement benefits? Test your knowledge by attending the first workshop in the Retirement Building Blocks series: Navigating the Basics. Beginning in June, TVA Retirement System (TVARS) members can attend and learn more about the basics of their retirement benefits along with available services and tools to help with their retirement planning. During this virtual workshop, a TVARS Consultant and Fidelity Retirement Planners will navigate through the following topics: Review of the different TVARS retirement groups Overview of the pension, 401(k) Plan and other benefits How TVARS and Fidelity Investments can assist in your retirement…
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The People First Experience goes live
August 2, 2021

Experience new and improved HR support at TVA. Coming Aug. 2, we’re launching an integrated technology and people-focused strategy to better meet your human resource and health care benefits needs. Direct Online Access through PeopleGateway provides simple, intuitive, secure, and responsive tools to serve your needs at home and on-the-go. Access information that matters most to you such as benefits or engage with “Ask Norris” the interactive chat feature. Reach out by phone or live chat to our team of TVA specialists in the People First Solution Center from 7am-7pm ET weekdays to obtain fast, consistent and efficient responses from…
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UPDATE: TVA Vetoes TVARS Rules Amendment

At its March 12, 2021, quarterly meeting, the TVA Retirement System (TVARS) board approved an amendment to Section 3(2) of the TVARS Rules and Regulations that would restrict any individual who is or was a participant in TVA’s Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) from being eligible to serve as a director on the TVARS board. TVARS presented notice of this amendment to TVA on April 12, 2021, for its review and consideration. The amendment would become effective May 12, 2021, unless vetoed by TVA within 30 days of the notice. On May 6, 2021, TVA provided notice of veto of…
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TVA’s 401(k) Plan Named Best-in-Class

When it comes to preparing employees for retirement, TVA continues to excel. In fact, a leading national publication has just recognized TVA’s 401(k) plan as “Best-in-Class” for a second time. Each year, PLANSPONSOR completes a rigorous review of the nation’s 401(k) plans and names a best-in-class list. TVA made the list for the first time in 2016. In 2021, TVA again joins such venerable names as DuPont, IBM, and Pfizer. “We have one of the best 401(k) retirement plans available,” said Mark Meigs, executive secretary of the TVA Retirement System (TVARS), which administers the 401(k) plan. “We are pleased that…
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TVA Retirement System Board Approves TVARS Rules Amendment

At its March 12, 2021, quarterly meeting, the TVA Retirement System (TVARS) board approved an amendment to Section 3(2) of the TVARS Rules and Regulations that would restrict any individual who is or was a participant in TVA’s Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) from being eligible to serve as a director on the TVARS board. Please see the Notice of Amendment.
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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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TVARS announces 2021 information on COLA, Interest Crediting Rates, Contribution Limits

TVARS has announced the following 2021 information of interest to employees and retirees. Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2021 For 2021, 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…
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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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