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Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund Selects Government Expert Tim Schauer as Executive Director

Effective Feb. 1, 2022, Tim Schauer will step into the role of executive director of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund, according to a recent news release.

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6 Reasons You Should Attend TEXPERS' Annual Conference

 In-person conferences are one of the best opportunities to take your professional development to the next level. And when it comes to the public pensions industry, no live event matches the niche learning you'll find to help you become a better trustee or administrator.

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Your Personal Conference Assistant

Attendees of TEXPERS' 2022 Annual Conference have an easy way to meet their networking, learning, and organizational needs. TEXPERS365, our new and improved app, is packed with everything you need to make the most of your conference.

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TEXPERS Members Won't Want to Miss This Houston-area Trustee Training Opportunity

 

The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems invites its members to attend a free luncheon and presentation on current investment strategies at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 5433 Westheimer, Houston. Register by Jan. 12 by clicking here.

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Six Cities and The Staff of a Dallas Pension Plan Join TMRS

The Texas Municipal Retirement System, the statewide multi-employer retirement plan, is managing the retirement benefits of six new participating cities and the staff of a Dallas pension plan.

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Election Update: 30 Seats Open in Texas House and Senate

There are 30 open seats in the Texas House and Senate up for grabs during the March 2022 Primary Election and November 2022 General Election. 

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First Responders Don’t Get Much of a Break During Holidays: Report

When families gather for the holidays, workers nationwide often get time off to spend with loved ones. That isn't always the case for thousands of public employees who work as first responders. The holidays can be a stressful time for those in law enforcement and firefighting. In fact, the holidays often result in higher numbers of incidents as folks strive to create festive memories. Yet, most first responders stay on the job despite the stress of the holidays and beyond.

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3 Webinars to Improve Your Pension Governance Skills

Each week, TEXPERS presents you with free or low-cost ways to gain insights into current trends, research, and news related to public pension management, governance, policymaking, investments, research, and retirement—all from the comfort of your office.

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Research Shows Defined Benefit Pensioners Experience Higher Mortality Improvements Than General US Population

Pension plan participants live longer than the rest of the US population, according to Club Vita. Not only do pensioners have longer life expectancies, but according to the study, plan participants also enjoy a faster rate of longevity improvements.

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Texas Institutional Forum Offers TEXPERS Members Free Access to Investment Insiders

A forum is being held in Austin on Nov. 18 to provide insights into selected areas of interest to the Texas institutional investment community. This year marks the event's eighth iteration.

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6 Webinars to Help You Up Your Pension Leadership Game

Webinars are one of the most effective tools for distance learning, allowing attendees to acquire knowledge without being bound by a specific location. 

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Memorial Service for Longtime Defender of Secure Retirement Held Oct. 13

Michael J. Curran, a former member of TEXPERS' Board of Directors, died on Oct. 5.

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Pandemic Didn't Sideline Cybercriminals: Report

Even though the novel Coronavirus pandemic slowed down life for businesses in 2020, it did not deter the ambitions of cybercriminals. In fact, according to the FBI's 2020 Internet Crime Report, cybercriminals pretty much seized the pandemic as an opportunity to "profit from our dependence on technology to go on an internet crime spree."

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Nearly 290 Attend TEXPERS' Educational Forum in San Antonio

 

In a state very much open for business after a more than a year of social distancing during a pandemic, nearly 290 people headed "Back to the Future" to get some insight into how the pension management industry might look in a post-pandemic world during TEXPERS' 2021 Summer Educational Forum, Aug. 29-31, in San Antonio, Texas.

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TESRS Announces CFO Job Search

The Texas Emergency Services Retirement System is seeking an experienced accounting professional to join the agency as Chief Financial Officer, according to a news release the TESRS submitted on July 27, 2021. 

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Registration is Now Open for TEXPERS' 2021 Summer Educational Forum

"Back to the Future" is the theme of the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems' 2021 Summer Educational Forum, set for Aug. 29-31 in San Antonio, Texas. 

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How to Request Time Off to Attend TEXPERS 2021 Summer Educational Forum

The state of Texas doesn't simply encourage professional development for public employee pension trustees and administrators; it mandates it.

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Roughly 450 Attend TEXPERS' 2021 Annual Conference

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