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FY 14 Force Management Program (RIF, VSP, TERA)


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Just the PSDMs, not the matrices? I'm sure I do. PM me.

Does anyone have a copy of the original PSDM announcing the FY14 Programs? If you have all versions, that'd be extremely helpful. Thanks!


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So I was one of those that applied for VSP when it was first offered, but was then tagged with a deployment as AFPC blew past deadline after deadline.

I ended up getting approved for VSP with my original DOS (which would've required me to return early to make) while at my deployed location and my commander here and at my home-station unit pushed to have me come back early. I had separation orders in hand, a scheduled flight out of here, a CADR was submitted and my replacement would've been here a week from today, but AFPC was kind enough to send me an email yesterday saying they extended my DOS to the end of this year and that they told my leadership to turn off sending me home and sending my replacement out here.

Awesome.

It's getting harder and harder to care about an organization that obviously doesn't care about me.

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So I was one of those that applied for VSP when it was first offered, but was then tagged with a deployment as AFPC blew past deadline after deadline.

I ended up getting approved for VSP with my original DOS (which would've required me to return early to make) while at my deployed location and my commander here and at my home-station unit pushed to have me come back early. I had separation orders in hand, a scheduled flight out of here, a CADR was submitted and my replacement would've been here a week from today, but AFPC was kind enough to send me an email yesterday saying they extended my DOS to the end of this year and that they told my leadership to turn off sending me home and sending my replacement out here.

Awesome.

It's getting harder and harder to care about an organization that obviously doesn't care about me.

That sucks. Hang in there.

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  • 1 month later...

Where can I find more info on delaying my DOS? I may be interested in this as my approval for VSP caught me a bit off guard.

Ask your commander. Not sure what the manning situation is where you are, but your leadership is probably interested in keeping folks around. I was asked about a month after my VSP approval if I would be willing to extend beyond my DOS if it was offered.

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JQP is reporting on FB that folks who've been released under VSP and have already left AD aren't being paid the separation pay. For those who left under the FY 14 program, have you all received yours?

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resurrecting the thread...seems AFPC/MPF still have no clue whats going on. Spent an hour this morning trying to get my IRR/TAMP cards since I couldn't get them at my last base since I went on terminal > 90 days from separation. Spent an hour with the guy and then his supervisor and wouldnt budge on giving me the TAMP card even though I was quoting Title 10 to them where it said i got it even if I VSP'd and palace fronted....Still no IRR card..they told me to come back AFTER my separation date to get that....couldn't handle any more incompetence for the day.

edit: I did get my TAMP card after convincing them that my 1288 for my Palace Front was an agreement to join the reserves

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Mini thread revival because I'm angry. For all future VSP'ers from the guys at DFAS: (because it's too late for any FY14 guys)

BLUF: Max out your TSP allocation and live off of savings for your last 3-4 months on active duty to avoid a huge tax hit. After meeting with my accountant yesterday, I now know my inability to contribute VSP pay to TSP increased my tax bill $7,300.

Voluntary Separation Pay cannot be contributed to TSP.

Voluntary Separation Pay is authorized in Title 10 section 1175. The types of pay that can be contributed to TSP are basic pay as defined in 5 USC 8331(3); special and incentive pay as defined in 37 USC 5, and bonus as defined in 37 USC chapter 5. Vol. 7A, Table 51-1 lists the types of specific types of pay that can be contributed.

References:
5 CFR 1600.12: A uniformed service member may elect to contribute sums to the TSP from basic pay and special or incentive pay (including bonuses).

5 CFR 1690.1, Definitions:
Bonus contributions means contributions made by a participant from a bonus as defined in 37 U.S.C. chapter 5.
Special or incentive pay means pay payable as special or incentive pay under 37 U.S.C. chapter 5.
Basic pay means basic pay as defined in 5 U.S.C. 8331(3)

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If you're getting a job immediately after you separate, you could put as much as possible in your new 401k. Or, if you know early enough in the year you could max your TSP contribution for the year (plus IRA). It's kind of a first world problem; you're making so much money this year you have to pay more taxes.

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BLUF: Max out your TSP allocation and live off of savings for your last 3-4 months on active duty to avoid a huge tax hit. After meeting with my accountant yesterday, I now know my inability to contribute VSP pay to TSP increased my tax bill $7,300.

Is $17,500 the max for the Roth and Standard TSP combined? If I max out my Roth IRA ($5,500) does that mean I need to limit my Roth TSP contributions to $12,000?

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Is $17,500 the max for the Roth and Standard TSP combined? If I max out my Roth IRA ($5,500) does that mean I need to limit my Roth TSP contributions to $12,000?

Those are two different questions.

IRAs (standard or Roth) have nothing to do with the TSP. Totally separate limits. Your contributions to a Roth IRA affect your contributions to a standard IRA (and vice-versa), since it's a single limit for ALL IRAs--so, NO to your second question.

Your Roth TSP and Standard TSP similarly share a single limit. That limit is also shared by any 401(k) (standard and/or Roth) you may contribute to (say, with your civilian employer the same year you separate)--so, YES to your first question.

Don't let the "Roth" label confuse you. You have two separate limits to worry about: IRAs, and TSP/401(k)/403(b)/etc.

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Hi all,

It's been years since I've been on the forms...so long actually that my old account was deactivated. Well, anyway, it's good to be back...the Active Duty Air Force Train Wreck that we are all seeing take place as we speak brought me back to the Forums ;). I'll cut to the chase with my Palace Chase question. Searched all through the previous posts but no joy.

Just got the call that the Reserve unit I applied to has hired me. I've got a meeting with my ISR this week. Back during this last round of RIF's our OG office notified a few of us that our Core AFSC's were still showing our previous MAJCOM's designator. We looked at getting it fixed, but it wasn't fixed in time. Long story short...I wasn't RIF'd anyway.

Now it's time for some Palace Chase action and I'm wondering if my Core AFSC is also the same thing AFPC uses for Palace Chase. If so...I might just let it ride as that AFSC probably has a higher chance of Palace Chase approval for me.

So big picture question is: does AFPC go off of our Core AFSC for these purposes.

Thanks a ton!

StealthDriver

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