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Heading to The Polls? Here's What You Need to Know

It's election day in the United States. Here's what you need to know as you head to the polls.

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Pension Fund Leaders Have Opportunity to Engage With U.S. Census Bureau

Pension administrators and trustees having the ability to access and engage with the government and its data is a necessity. The U.S. Census Bureau is allowing you to do just that. 

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Going Concern Uncertainties and Severe Financial Stress Disclosure Task Force Formed

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has formed a task force to assist with a project to address disclosure issues related to going concerns, uncertainties, and severe financial stress plan sponsors may be facing.

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There's a Government Statute for Using Video During Public Meetings

Texas public pension boards can use videoconferencing to hold public meetings. However, the state's open meetings law has a few limitations. 

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Public Outreach is Part of Life-saving Efforts of Texas' 29,500+ Firefighters

The National Fire Protection Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary of Fire Preventing Week this year.

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Texas Pension Review Board Meets Thursday, Oct. 6 in Austin; Remote Participation Available

The Texas Pension Review Board meets at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Austin at the Capitol Extension, Room E2.028, located at 1100 Congress Avenue

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Taking These Online Classes Will Make Your Fund More Data-Savvy

In striving to seek and secure the best investments and services for their membership, public retirement system administrators and staff often look for demographic and economic data to highlight in various reports. 

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Practical Decisions Require Research

There's a lot of research out there, especially regarding retirement, pensions, and investment management. And it seems everyone conducts and publishes it in some form - books, briefs, multi-page reports.

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TEXPERS Hosts RFP List Making it Easy for Vendors to Find Proposals

TEXPERS has a section on its website where it publishes requests for proposals, those public documents that announce a project and invite proposals from service providers. 

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Leaders Aren't Born, They're Made

Administrators and trustees of public retirement systems must act in the best interests of their beneficiaries, exercise good faith in their duties, seek professional services, and supervise those to whom functions are assigned. To put it simply - you're a leader. 

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Job-to-Job Flows Data Now Available in the LED Extraction Tool

A newly revamped tool from the U.S. Census Bureau is available for TEXPERS members looking for job data. 

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Don't Forget to Celebrate Contributions of Our Hispanic Public Employees During National Observance

Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic citizens in the country. 

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TEXPERS Urges its Members to Register to Vote During National Observance

On Sept. 20, 2022, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters ahead of the midterm elections. Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box. National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by registering.

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1.07M Minority-owned Firms Contribute to U.S. Economy

There are 1.07 million minority-owned firms in the United States with 9.3 million employees and $344.5 billion in annual payroll, according to the 2019 Annual Business Survey.

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State Agency's Investments Committee Signals Intent to Request Funds to Report How Investment Portfolios are Structured

In its latest meeting, the Texas Pension Review Board's Investment Committee made it clear that it intends to request pension funds to report on how their investment portfolios are structured to meet real-time expectations for outflow benefit payments to retirees. 

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Pension Fund Administrator Accepts Executive Position With International Consulting Firm

Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund Executive Director Benita Falls Harper has announced her departure from the Fund to accept a new position. Her service with the Fund will conclude following the Board's monthly meeting on Sept. 28, 2022. 

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TESRS Names Tiffany White as its New Executive Director

Tiffany White is the new executive director of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System, according to an announcement on the state pension fund's website.

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TEXPERS is Closed for Labor Day on Sept. 5, 2022

TEXPERS' office is closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Labor Day is an annual celebration of American workers' social and economic achievements. Don't forget the impact of public employees on local communities.

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12 Takeaways from TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum

Nearly 270 people attended TEXPERS' Summer Educational Forum, Aug. 21-23, 2022, in El Paso, located in the far western corner of the Lone Star State, bordering Mexico.

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House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Holds Aug. 16 Meeting


This report, compiled by TEXPERS legislative consultants and staff in attendance, is intended to give you an overview and highlight the discussions on the various topics taken up. It is not a verbatim transcript of the discussions but based on what was audible or understandable to the observer and the desire to get details out as quickly as possible with few errors or omissions.


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