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Information for Retirees

Please be advised that the ICE Office of Human Capital retains Official Personnel Folders for one year after retirement before transferring them to the National Personnel Records Center.

Background Investigation and/or Security Clearance

All personnel security and background investigation questions can be referred to the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility, Personnel Security Operations customer service team at ICE-Personnel-Security@ice.dhs.gov.

Law Enforcement Officers Safety (LEOSA) Qualification

Pursuant to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA), a qualified retired law enforcement officer who retired from ICE or an agency whose functions were merged into ICE, may carry a concealed firearm if specific requirements are satisfied.

Essentially, an ICE law enforcement member that is separating or retiring must have at least 10 years in a law enforcement position and must be departing “in good standing” to qualify for the ICE LEOSA program.

The two requirements of the LEOSA Law to carry concealed are:

  • the retiree must be able to produce pin-punched creds (RETIRED) or a LEOSA Card if challenged, and
  • the retiree must be able to produce proof that he/she qualified on a similar weapon to the police standard for the state of residence within the past 365 days.

If you are interested in obtaining more information regarding the above, or have additional questions, please contact the LEOSA Program, within the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility at ICELEOSA@ice.dhs.gov, or mail to ICE Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) Program:

10430 Furnace Road
Suite 101, Mailstop 20598
Lorton, VA 22079

For questions related to Badging and Credentialing please contact the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility at ICEBADGECREDENTIAL@ice.dhs.gov.

TSP Information Sheet for Retirees

Please wait at least 30 days after your retirement date to contact TSP regarding the withdrawal of your contributions. You may leave your contributions and earnings in your TSP account, if you wish. At age 65, the TSP Service Office will require you to make an election for withdrawals which must begin by age 70 ½ at the latest.

Separated participants who have a civilian and a uniformed services account also have the option of combining both accounts into one using Form TSP-65. For more information about combining TSP accounts, along with all the other options available to participants who have separated from Federal service, see the booklet, Withdrawing Your TSP Account After Leaving Federal Service, and the regulations at 5 CFR § 1650.

You will be responsible for updating your address of record following separation. Separated participants can update their address by calling the Thrift Line (1-877-YOU-FRST) or by logging into the online account section of the TSP website at https://www.tsp.gov/.

What happens after retirement?

A timetable of events after effective date of retirement, including: final paychecks; retirement packages; and annuity.

If you have any questions about the status of your retirement, you may contact the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Retirement Branch directly at toll-free at (888)-767-6738 or via email at retire@opm.gov.

Updated: 09/01/2021