Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located
on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV.

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Click here to view NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 1.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor, (Instructions for using the chat on Livestream),
or email your questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: All broadcast times listed are  EASTERN TIME. (adjust for your time zone)

If you have technical problems, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Broadcast Schedule

September 21- 25, 2020 Time: 12:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time Each Day-- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

NCTC is offering on-line training in retirement & financial planning, at your desktop.

This training receives very high ratings, and we are pleased to bring it back to you this year.  It is free and accessible from your office or home computer. Again we are offering retirement & financial planning for "newer" employees, ie 0-10 years of service. During this week, we'll cover all phases of your federal career with the valuable information you need to stay financially fit. Please see below.

These retirement broadcasts are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. 

The training consists of three separate classes (New Employees/CSRS/FERS)

September 21, New Employees Agenda - (may also join Livestream on September 23, 24, & 25 for additional mid-career information. You do not need to register for the FERS session - only register for the “New Employee” session.)

September 22CSRS only - Agenda

September 23, FERS only - Agenda New Employees optional.

September 24 & 25, both the CSRS and FERS training are combined into joint sessions.  New employees optional. 

September 21 - Retirement Planning for “New” Employees (Course Description)

This is a one-day 4½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform. It will provide an Overview of Federal Benefits and Introduction to Financial Planning for employees who are newer to federal service.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.   (Adjust for your time zone)

DOI Talent - New Employee Registration: https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/enrol/index.php?id=10118

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

September 22, 24, & 25 - Retirement Planning for CSRS Employees (Course Description)

This is a three-day 13½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform.  It will provide a detailed discussion of credit for service and retirement calculations for CSRS and CSRS Offset employees.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.  (Adjust for your time zone)

DOI Talent - CSRS Registration:   https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10845

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

September 23, 24, & 25 - Retirement Planning for FERS Employees (Course Description)

This is a three-day 13½ hour class to be broadcast online via the Livestream platform. It will provide a detailed discussion of FERS Retirement Benefits for mid-career employees and employees nearing retirement. FERS Transfer employees should also register for these sessions.

Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.   (Adjust for your time zone) 

DOI Talent - FERS Registration: https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/enrol/index.php?id=2931

Workbook/Participant Guide: Available week prior to attending.

Interaction:

  • Livestream chat room -- During the program, questions for instructors can be sent via chat room built into the Livestream video player.
  • Instructions for chat room.
  • E-mail -- broadcast@fws.gov 
  • Listen-Only Phone Line -- Use this only if you do not have online access. Toll free number and code will be posted day of event.

**Please note: Per contract, recording of these presentations are not permitted. Real time attendance is the only option.  

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Contacts

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Rhonda Miller, Studio Manager, Video and Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • Melissa Gonzales, Studio Assistant, melissa_gonzalez@fws.gov; 304-876-7368
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7709

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