Learn everything you need to know about retirement as a federal employee from nationally recognized instructor Loretta Ellis.

The Oregon Federal Executive Board offers retirement seminars throughout the year, ideal for people who plan to retire within ten years but helpful for anyone with three or more years of federal service. Get a comprehensive explanation of federal retirement benefits from Loretta Ellis, a former federal employee and Pacific Northwest native who knows federal retirement better than anyone.

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To learn more about retirement seminars, keep reading below.

Portland Metro Area Retirement Seminars

Seminars listed below meet between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm at the Gus Solomon Court House Room 101 (Lobby), 620 SW Main, Portland, OR 97205

2019 CSRS Seminars

April 17

The next CSRS session will be held in 2020

2019 FERS Seminars

February 20
March 19
April 18
May 22*
June 20
July 16
August 20
September 18
October 23
November 14

*May 22 FERS Seminar meets in the Alaska Room, Western Federal Lands Highway Div., 610 E 5th St., Vancouver, WA

Agency-Specific Retirement Seminars

USACE-Only Seminar in John Day - November 6, 2019

Retirement Seminar FAQ

Should I register for a FERS or CSRS seminar?

If you started work in the federal government after 1987, you most likely should attend a seminar for the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you were employed in federal service prior to 1987, you may be under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). If you’re not sure which retirement system you fall under, contact your HR manager. You can also read more about FERS and CSRS on OPM’s website.

How much does a seminar cost?

All 2019 Retirement Seminars are $135.00 for federal employees and $75 for non-federal spouses. Most agencies will pay for your registration fee, so be sure to check with your agency before registering for a seminar.

Can I request a seminar in my location?

The majority of retirement seminars are held in Portland, Oregon, at the Gus J. Solomon Courthouse, but select seminars are held throughout Oregon and SW Washington. If you’d like to request a seminar in your location or for your agency, please contact execdir@oregonfeb.us.