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A crisis survival guide for pension systems

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  • On: 03/26/2020 14:01:35
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As more workers face shelter-in-place orders in their communities to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, public pension systems are maintaining operations by having staff work remotely.

TEXPERS reschedules Annual Conference to Aug. 16-18 in San Antonio due to coronavirus social distancing requirements

The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems is rescheduling its Annual Conference, originally scheduled for May 3-6 on Galveston Island, due to state efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. Out of an abundance of caution, TEXPERS is also rescheduling Basic and Advanced Trustee Training originally scheduled on May 2, the day before the conference, also in Galveston.
 

TEXPERS is social distancing, but we are still open for business

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  • On: 03/16/2020 18:53:28
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Staff at TEXPERS’ Austin and Houston offices are working remotely due to social distancing measures suggested by federal and state health agencies to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We are proceeding as normal with our work. Given the remote work circumstances, please email or call our main office number to be transfered to the remote work phone line of the person you are trying to reach. Click “Read More” below for our contact list.

Pension Review Board cancels committee meeting following state Legislature's efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

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  • On: 03/16/2020 12:55:08
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The Texas Pension Review Board is postponing its Actuarial Committee meeting this month due to state efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. 

 

Gov. Abbott announces staff hires and changes

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  • On: 03/10/2020 17:29:16
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made several staff changes within his office, including hiring a new deputy chief of staff and the promotion of a staffer to communications director.

Statement on Coronavirus from TEXPERS Executive Director Art Alfaro

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  • On: 03/09/2020 16:22:41
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On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, an international health emergency. Since then, the virus has been upgraded to a pandemic, which means the virus has spread globally. As the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, TEXPERS, continues to plan trustee training on May 2 and its 31st Annual Conference May 3-6 on Galveston Island, staff and board members are monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. Absent federal travel restrictions and/or local, state, or regional decisions to close venues, TEXPERS has not canceled its trustee training or annual conference. 

Public pension benefit spending provides substantial economic impact on rural communities and small towns across U.S.

For our TEXPERS members, this webinar may help in thinking about the impact of pensionomics in your community.

 
 

See who won in Texas Super Tuesday primary races

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  • On: 03/04/2020 15:00:10
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Super Tuesday has come and gone, and results are pretty much final now nearly all of the precincts have reported results of the primary election. Click "Read More" below to see our election updates from various reports from state and news agencies as well as from TEXPERS staff and affiliate reports.