TEXAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION Image

October 13, 2021

Austin, Texas (September 29, 2021) — The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA), the largest nonunion, nonpartisan association for active and retired Texas state employees, recently honored Texas State Rep. Claudia Ordaz-Perez with an award for her dedication to restoring the Employees Retirement System (ERS) pension fund.

“Representative Ordaz-Perez was vital in tackling the pension fund debt,” said Executive Director Ann Bishop. “We are happy to recognize Rep. Ordaz-Perez for her dedication to protecting quality benefits for hundreds of thousands of essential Texas employees and retirees.”

TPEA was instrumental in the creation of the ERS pension fund and health insurance for state employees and retirees. Most recently, the association lobbied for the additional monies necessary to both address an almost $15B debt and move the ERS pension fund toward actuarial soundness.

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