Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey sent blistering winds and dumped feet of rain over the Texas coast leaving destroyed buildings and homes in its path. Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, faces catastrophic flooding. It is expected to cost billions of dollars to recover.

There are many organizations to donate to at this time; here are two we are suggesting as donations are devoted solely to providing funds to people and members in our area:

Greater Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

TSAFF Harvey Relief Fund



Mission Statement

To strengthen Texas by expanding awareness of public pension issues, providing high quality training to retirement systems’ decision makers and working to assure the promised benefits of public employees.


 

Associate Advisors

Welcome to TEXPERS!

The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) is a statewide voluntary non-profit association that provides education and legislative advisory services to the Trustees, administrators, professional service providers and employee groups that manage the retirement money of police, fire firefighters, municipal and district employees in cities across Texas.


  • Research finds defined benefits play important role in teacher recruitment, retention, and productivity

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    Robert Marrs is in his 40th year teaching with the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and says he seriously considering retiring at the end of the current school year. The 61-year-old's pension is his only form of retirement savings. Leaving the profession he has spent four decades working in isn't an easy decision for him to make, but he says having a secure retirement makes going less scary. After all, being a public educator allowed him to build up a secure nest egg.

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  • Union honors pension advocate for labor causes, minority rights support

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    Longtime pension advocate Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, was recently recognized by an industry union for his work in support of labor causes and minority rights during the state's recent legislative session.

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  • Notes from the Oct. 13 PRB Actuarial Committee Meeting

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    Pension Review Board chair Josh McGee asserted to Fort Worth officials that the legacy costs involved in maintaining a system while enrolling new employees in the Texas Municipal Retirement System were "accounting problems" and not real.  McGee's comment was made during the board's Actuarial Committee meeting held Oct. 13 in Austin. 

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