Thank You TRTA Members for Voting! We are Ready with Robust Legislative Agenda

Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, we want to extend a sincere “Thank You!” to our TRTA members and supporters who voted and helped get the vote out in this critical election cycle. Voter turnout in Texas soared, and we know many educators—retirees and pre-retirees—participated. Texas Educators Vote, a non-partisan group that promotes […]

TRS Retirees Deserve Better Video: Cost-of-Living Adjustment

The last time TRS retirees received a cost-of-living increase was in 2013—five years ago. It was a three percent cost-of-living increase, capped at $100 per month, and it only went to TRS retirees who retired before September 1st, 2004. If you retired after that date, 14 years ago, you’ve never seen a cost-of-living increase during […]

TRS Retirees Deserve Better Video: Defined Benefits

The TRS traditional defined benefit plan is the best type of retirement plan for public education retirees. The defined benefit plan is a secure and healthy pension plan. It’s intended to provide a lifetime annuity. It differs from defined contribution plans, 401(k)s, that provide only a sum-certain amount. TRS has never missed a payment to […]

TRS Retirees Deserve Better Video: Rate of Return

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas revised its rate of return assumption on July 27th. The rate of return assumption is a measure used by TRS to project investment returns. The TRS board voted lower its rate of return assumption from 8 percent to 7.25 percent. This lowered assumption will not affect the amount of […]

TRTA Releases New Video Series: “TRS Retirees Deserve Better!”

Last Day to Register to Vote! Today is the last day to register to vote! TRTA wants to see all of its members out at the voting polls. You can register to vote here. Read a special message from TRTA’s Informative & Protective Services committee about the importance of voting! New Video Series The 86th […]