Employee Forms

Retirement Applications

Form Description

Retirement application (RS-IMMRET)

Pre-1996
Post-1995

 Application for immediate retirement benefits. Note: There are two forms: one for employees hired before 1/1/1996 and one for employees hired on or after 1/1/1996 and before 7/1/2014.
Cashout or rollover (RS-179) PDF Cashout or rollover (to IRA) of small benefits (see document for requirements).
Deferred Retirement application (RS-DEFRET) Pre-1996        Post-1995 Application for deferred retirement benefits.
Eligible Rollover Notice PDF Description of rollover rules related to any eligible distribution from TVARS
Benefits Summary for Terminating Employees PDF 

For information on applying for retiree medical and dental insurance, see the Benefits Summary for Terminating Employees or contact the People First Solution Center.

Applications MUST be received within 30 days after termination.

If eligible, you will also need to submit medical and dental insurance applications. Please see the healthcare benefits webpage for more information.

Employee Beneficiary Designations

You may need to change beneficiaries after marriage, divorce, death of current beneficiary, birth of a child, or children becoming financially independent. You may also want to contact the People First Solution Center at 888-275-8094 about changing your beneficiary for benefits such as Optional Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.

FormDescription
401(k) Plan

401(k) Beneficiary Designation

Fidelity Investments handles beneficiary designations for the 401(k) Plan. Simply log on to NetBenefits at www.netbenefits.com/tva and click Profile, then Beneficiaries. All beneficiary designations with Fidelity are for your 401(k) Plan ONLY. Please complete form RS-2 to change your beneficiaries for the TVARS death-in-service benefit, if eligible.

Beneficiary Designation for Death-In-Service Benefit (RS-2) PDFThis form is only for employees who are participants in the Original Benefit Structure or who have a cash balance account. It applies to any pension benefits and Fixed and Variable Funds payable at your death, not including the 401(k) Plan.
Spousal Consent (RS-200) PDFSpousal consent if you name someone other than your spouse as primary beneficiary (if hired after 1/1/1990).
Other TVA BeneficiariesFor changes to your other TVA beneficiaries, including FEGLI, Core, and Supplemental Life Insurance, go to PeopleGateway or contact the People First Solution Center. For unpaid compensation (i.e. last regular check, annual leave payment, etc.), use form SF 1152, available on InsideNet and send the completed form to disbursementservices@tva.gov.

 

Divorce

DocumentDescription
Procedures and InstructionsDomestic Relations Order procedures for filing.
DRO ModelDomestic Relations Order example and instructions.

 

Other Retirement Benefits

DocumentDescription
Level Income Plan (FAQ)Description, eligibility, basis.
Supplemental Benefit (FAQ)Description, eligibility, how it is calculated.
Disability Retirement (FAQ)Overview of benefits and requirements of the disability retirement benefit.
Death Benefits (FAQ)Overview of benefits available upon the death of an active employee.
Cost-of-Living Adjustments (FAQ)Description, eligibility, how it is calculated

 

 

Retiree Forms

FormDescription
401(k) Plan

401(k) Beneficiary Designation

Fidelity Investments handles beneficiary designations for the 401(k) Plan. Simply log on to NetBenefits at www.netbenefits.com/tva and click Profile, then Beneficiaries. All beneficiary designations with Fidelity are for your 401(k) Plan ONLY.

Beneficiary Designation for Lump-Sum Benefits After Retirement (RS-2A) PDFChange beneficiaries for lump-sum benefits such as Option 1, Full Cash Refund, & Interest Only.
FEGLI Beneficiary Designation for Retirees (SF2823) PDF

Change beneficiary for Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance.
If you do not know your CSI number, contact TVARS.
Retirees must submit form directly to:

Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045

Retiree Address Change or Income Tax Withholding Request PDFChange amount withheld for Federal income taxes.
Form must be submitted to BNY Mellon (see bottom of form).
Retiree Direct Deposit Request PDFChange bank account used for direct deposit.
Form must be submitted to BNY Mellon (see bottom of form).

Election Form for Deferred Retirees (RS-5D)

Pre-1996
Post-1995

Election form for Deferred retirees to make changes during the deferral period or to begin payments.
Death notificationContact TVARS
Survivor checklistThe purpose of this booklet is to assist you in identifying the steps you may need to take immediately following the loss of a loved one and in the months that follow.
Document locatorThis document locator is designed to help you organize your important papers and records. It provides a convenient and concise way to summarize the location of vital documents.