TRTA has eight permanent standing committees that serve multiple functions within the organization, including establishing guidelines and best practices for districts and local chapters about effective communication and public relations, growing membership, grassroots advocacy, and informing future retirees about the many facets of a secure and productive retirement. The eight permanent standing committees are: Communications; Finance; Historian; Legislative; Membership/Volunteer Services; Member Benefits; Organizational Affairs; and Retirement Education. Currently, TRTA has one special appointed standing committee, Health and Safety. The First Vice-President serves as the Membership/Volunteer Services Committee Chair, the Second Vice-President as the Communications Committee Chair, and the Secretary/Treasurer as the Finance Committee Chair. All other state committee chairs are appointed by the State President.