TEXPERS Publications

Pension Observer:
Vol. 1, 2018

The fourth-quarter issue of TEXPERS Pension Observer is now online. Stories include:

– TEXPERS president gives a personal invite to TEXPERS' 2018 Annual Conference on South Padre Island.
– Ignoring a local government's ability to pay for benefit enhancements is a fiduciary mistake, says TEXPERS' executive director.
– Texas Emergency Services Retirement System switches from paper to digital documents. Why your fund should do the same.
– Badge of Honor: Police officer's shield represents pensioner's pioneering spirit.
– Successful trustees should feel like they are making a difference through their volunteer service. Read the advice of the CEO of OneStar Foundation.
– A fund's website is the face of a pension system. Find out what it took for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to redesign its site.


TEXPERS Outlook:
January 2018

The October 2017 issue of TEXPERS Outlook is now online. Stories include:

– Report: Funding status of local public pension plans inch closer to state systems
– Texas County & District Retirement System elects chair and vice chair
– NIRS Visionary Circle membership provides perks to  TEXPERS members
– NASAR publishes analysis of recent ALEC study of state pension plans
– TEXPERS to host Advanced Trustee Training class during annual conference




Public Information Act Handbook 2018

Texas' Public Information Act sets requirements for the ability of citizens to access information on action taken by governmental bodies. This handbook outlines the act including how to request public information and the government's responsibility in fulfilling requests. Click the cover or here to download your copy.


Defined Benefits and Fund Stability in Texas

A number of proposals affecting pension systems for public employees were brought forward in the most recent Texas legislative session. Many proposals could touch the lives of workers such as firefighters, police officers, educators, and city employees. The bills are often complicated, but when legislators take the time to understand them, they can make decisions that positively help pension systems. This booklet explains why defined benefits for public employees are important to Texas.



TEXPERS Pension Observer 

A quarterly magazine covers pension issues across the state and nation.

TEXPERS Outlook 
A monthly e-newsletter encompassing pertinent, timely news affecting Texas public pensions.


Tried and Proven: City Employees, Sound Budget Management, and Defined Benefit Plans
This brochure provides a summary of reasons as to why defined benefit plans are the best option for the cities and taxpayers of Texas.