Articles from 2015

TPEA Statement on State Auditor's Office Report on Classified Employee Turnover for Fiscal Year 2015

Posted on 12/22/2015
TPEA responds to the State Auditor's Office release of An Annual Report on Classified Employee Turnover for Fiscal Year 2015.

Update on the Health of the ERS Pension Fund

Posted on 12/10/2015
The Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees adopted the annual actuarial valuation of the ERS pension fund at its Dec. 3–4 meeting.

In Memoriam: Forrest Roan

Posted on 12/3/2015
We are saddened by the passing of TPEA’s friend and General Counsel Forrest Roan, whose service to TPEA spanned nearly four decades.

A Closer Look: Pensions Committee Interim Charges

Posted on 11/6/2015
The charges to the House Committee on Pensions deserve special attention due to the number and scope of issues this committee will study.

State Employee, Retiree Issues Up for Interim Study

Posted on 11/5/2015
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus have each released interim charges directing House and Senate committees to research specific topics that require more in-depth study than the limited time a legislative session allows.

Why the ERS Sunset Review Is Important to Watch

Posted on 11/5/2015
For the first time in two decades, the Employees Retirement System (ERS) will undergo a Sunset review by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

Nov. 3 Election Preview: Don't Forget to Vote

Posted on 9/29/2015
Texans will vote on seven proposed constitutional amendments this coming Election Day (Nov. 3).

Oct. 1 Paychecks Reflect New Legislation, 2016 Insurance Premium Changes

Posted on 9/29/2015
When you receive your Oct. 1 pay stub, you’ll note the effects of both new legislation and Plan Year 2016 insurance premium changes.

Clarification re: ERS Email

Posted on 9/29/2015
The TPEA state office has received a few calls and emails regarding a recent communication from ERS with the subject line “Changes to Your Paycheck Starting Oct. 1.”

Guide Released to New Sick Leave Donation Law

Posted on 9/17/2015
The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has released a guide to the implementation of HB 1771, a bill passed by the 84th Legislature that allows state employees to voluntarily transfer their accrued sick leave to another state employee within the same agenc