TEXPERS Publications

Pension Observer:
Vol. 2, 2018

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

In this issue: 
-Guest Column: New government employees should think for themselves, say guest columnists Katherine Barrett and Richard Green.
-Executive Director's Column: Pension fund health relies on employer contributions. Not everyone seems to think so, however.
-Fund Tactics: A simple document could help fund trustees and administrators track objectives and map the year ahead.
-Board Relations: Imagining the future could help you become a better pension system leaders. Find out how.
-Tech Support: A "freemium" web-based program helps small and large pension plans cut expenses and paper waste.
-Also, a special "thank you" for the sponsors of TEXPERS' Annual Conference, held April 15-18 on South Padre Island.


TEXPERS Outlook:
April 2018

The April 2018 issue of TEXPERS Outlook is now online. Stories include:

– Patterson: Benefits retain dedicated public servants
– A "thank you" to sponsors of TEXPERS' 2018 Annual Conference
– New organization, sam ol' puppeteer
– Public pensions make up small portion of government spending
– Houston reaches $40M settlement with pension actuarial firm
– Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can't.
– Pension system eyes hiring spree for investment group
– Another study proves why defined benefit plans are important



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.