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.

NCTC on LiveStream
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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

March 25-29, 2019 Time: 12:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time each day -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

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. New for this spring is 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)

March 25New Employees (Agenda)  (may also join Livestream on March 27, 28, & 29 for additional mid-career information. You do not need to register for the FERS session - only register for the “New Employee” session.)

March 26, CSRS only. (Agenda)

March 27, FERS only.  (Agenda) New Employees optional.

March 28 & 29, both the CSRS and FERS training are combined into joint sessions.  New employees optional.

March 25 - 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: 12:00-4:30:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME each day.   (Adjust for your time zone)

DOI Talent - New Employee Registration:  https://doitalent.ibc.doi.gov/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10880

Workbook/Participant Guide:

Overview of Federal Benefits and Introduction to Financial Planning for New Employees Workbook - March 2019 (173 pages) pdf

March 26, 28, & 29 - 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:

CSRS Retirement Seminar Workbook - March 2019 (277 pages) pdf

March 27, 28, & 29 - 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/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=10846

Workbook/Participant Guide:

FERS Retirement Seminar Workbook - March 2019 (271 pages) pdf
CSRS to FERS Transfer Benefits - March 2019 (23 pages) pdf

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. This number will be posted prior to broadcast at: https://nctc.fws.gov/broadcasts

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

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Support

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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