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Latest News

In Memoriam: Correctional Officer Shana Tedder

Posted on 6/12/2017
TPEA extends its sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Shana Tedder, a longtime TPEA member with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

From the Texas Tribune: Gov. Abbott Calls Special Session

Posted on 6/6/2017
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18 and promised to make it a sweeping one if lawmakers cooperate.

85th Legislative Session Wrap-up

Posted on 6/2/2017
Although fierce debates about sanctuary cities and “bathroom bills” dominated the session, lawmakers also passed the budget bill they are constitutionally required to pass, as well as the Employees Retirement System (ERS) Sunset bill.

Fast Facts About TPEA
  • 15,000 active and retired state employee members across Texas
  • Founded by state employees in 1946
  • Nonunion and nonpartisan, with no national affiliation
  • $7.50 monthly dues for active state employee membership
  • $2.50 monthly dues for retired state employee membership