TPEA's Advocacy

The Texas Public Employees Association experienced success at its very onset by securing passage of the constitutional amendment and accompanying statutes that created the Employees Retirement System in 1947.

TPEA’s advocacy on behalf of active and retired state employees is characterized by pragmatic proposals, creative problem solving and a clear, consistent vision of superior benefits and salaries that at least allow employees to maintain a comfortable lifestyle for themselves and their families.

How to be your own advocate

Although law prohibits agencies from attempting to influence legislation, you are allowed to advocate on your own behalf - as long as it's on your own time and with your own personal resources. Here are a few ways to get involved: