Taking the Guesswork out of 

Retiring from Federal Service

The ProFeds Federal Retirement Impact Workshop gives federal employees a no-nonsense approach

to evaluating the financial impact of benefits decisions made as they near retirement.

ProFeds Founder, Chris Kowalik, covers some 

frequently asked questions about the workshop.


  • This is a VIRTUAL WORKSHOP (due to COVID-19)
  • Attendance is free-of-charge
  • Open only to federal employees in the local area
  • Class size limited to enrich training experience
  • Training includes CSRS & FERS audiences
  • Spouses are encouraged to attend
  • Log-in 5-10 minutes early to get settled
  • To request official time to attend, use SF-182

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Federal Retirement Impact Workshop


For the health and comfort of our audience (amid COVID-19 concerns), 

we have transitioned these sessions to be VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS.



Friday, November 5, 2021 [FULL]

8:45am - 9:00am PT: log-in

9:00am - 4:00pm PT: session

(with plenty of breaks and

lunchtime built in)


Federal employees in the

Oregon/SW Washington area

Southern New England


Thursday, October 14, 2021 [FULL]

8:45am - 9:00am ET: log-in

9:00am - 4:00pm ET: session

(with plenty of breaks and

lunchtime built in)


Federal employees in the

Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut area

Work - Home - Anywhere. 

Registered participants will receive access instructions by email the day prior.

Please help us to abide by federal and state regulations for this training by registering for a workshop in a state in which you live or work.  See other locations at https://fedimpact.com/attend-retirement-workshop/

Wondering if this will be some boring web training?  Not a chance!

"You'll receive this training direct from federal retirement experts. We bring an enormous amount of energy and candor to spring this material to life – offering unique perspective to help employees think through the most challenging scenarios.  The ProFeds team will be standing by to ensure you have a first-class experience and get your questions answered!" ~Chris Kowalik, ProFeds Founder


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Workshop Training Topics

The ProFeds Federal Retirement Impact Workshop is a versatile training program and satisfies federal agencies’ requirement to provide pre-retirement training to their employees.

Our Training Agenda 

  • General Retirement Planning
  • Federal Pensions (CSRS & FERS)
  • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
  • Social Security (SS)
  • Special Retirement Supplement (SRS)
  • Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • Health Insurance (FEHB)
  • Long Term Care Insurance (FLTCIP)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Feedback from Workshop Attendees

Based on feedback we receive on the training evaluation forms, we feel that we’re striking the right chord with the wide variety of federal employees who attend our workshops across the country.

“I learned a lot and am so glad I attended…You’re a SUPER speaker and it’s easy to see why you’re in such high demand. Your material was spot on, informative, and easy to understand.”

“The workshop you delivered yesterday was phenomenal.  I enjoyed the presentation as well as the class participation and interaction.”

“Excellent class. I’d like to see more of this being shared at the facility. After today’s class, I will create a realistic budget for how much I will need in order to retire without financial strain.”

J.R., Department of the Army,

San Antonio, TX

D.S., Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC

R.M., Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

GSA Schedule Contract Holder 


OPM's Financial Literacy Initiative

The Office of Personnel Management mandates that pre-retirement training be made available to employees when they are within the 5 year window of being eligible to retire.

While some agencies provide this training with in-house resources, others choose to utilize federal contractors like ProFeds to provide high-quality and dependable training.

ProFeds partners with federal agencies to provide benefits and retirement training in accordance with OPM’s financial literacy initiatives.  Federal agencies throughout the country are eager to align with ProFeds to bring high-quality training to their employees at the early, middle or nearing the end of their careers.

Federal agencies may utilize their discretion to allow employees to attend our workshops without charging leave. Employees or supervisors can utilize the SF-182 Training Authorization Form which includes ProFeds’ federal contractor information and training codes. The ProFeds trainer will provide a signature at the conclusion of the training.

Federal Contractor Status

ProFeds is proud to be a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) which carries an impeccable reputation with federal agencies and employees alike.

DUNS:  962052275

CAGE Code:  5YRG2

GSA Schedule:  47QREA19D000Y

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advice and financial planning offered through Financial Advocates Investment Management, a registered investment advisor, DBA TradeWinds Wealth Management. Financial Advocates Investment Management, TradeWinds Wealth Management and LPL Financial are separate entities. 

This material was created for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as ERISA tax, legal, or investment advice.  If you are seeking investment advice specific to your needs, such advice services must be obtained on your own separate from this educational material.  ProFeds is unaffiliated with LPL Financial.

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