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Sponsors Named for TEXPERS' 2022 Annual Golf Tournament

The countdown to the start of TEXPERS' 2022 Annual Conference, April 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas, continues with the announcement of the sponsors of the event's annual golf tournament. On Sunday, April 3, the conference kicks off with the association's annual golf tournament at Rockwood Park Golf Course

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See the 24 Organizations That Recently Joined Your Association

TEXPERS members are trustees, administrators, professional service providers, employee groups, and associations engaged or interested in managing public employee retirement systems.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Attendance

Public pension fund trustees and administrators benefit from participating in TEXPERS conferences by receiving valuable education and connecting with other professionals committed to securing retirement for public employees. Your next opportunity to boost your professional skills is during our Annual Conference April 3-6, 2022, at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Your Personal Conference Assistant

Attendees of TEXPERS' 2022 Annual Conference have an easy way to satisfy their networking, learning, and organizational needs. Meet TEXPERS365, your personal conference assistant.

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Keeping Track of Elections in the Lone Star State

The latest updates on the special and primary elections compiled by TEXPERS' government affairs consultants:

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Level Up Your Pension Governance Skills During Annual Conference

Most of us are familiar with the term "powering up." We say it when we are charging up our tech, such as our smartphones, laptops, and electronic devices. The term generally refers to achieving a higher level. In our professional lives, we want to power up by gaining new experiences to take advantage of new skillsets. We invite you to our Annual Conference April 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas, to plug into the minds of the pensions and investment industry's top thought leaders and power up your skills for the benefit of your pension system's annuitants. 

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Pension Review Board Seeks Feedback on Initial FSRP Rule Concepts

The Texas Pension Review Board is developing rules to facilitate the state legislature's 2021 changes to the Funding Soundness Restoration Plan statute and is seeking stakeholder comments on the initial rule concepts.

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Cloud Data Management Could Save Your Fund Time and Money

Public employee retirement systems must manage and protect their data. Managing data involves creating and maintaining a framework for storing, mining, and archiving data. Cloud data management makes it possible to manage all phases of the information life cycle in one place - pushing it from paper to a digital format. And it could save pension funds time and money. A free webinar is offering details on how the federal government is currently undergoing its effort to go paperless by Dec. 31, 2022. 

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Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund Selects Government Expert Tim Schauer as Executive Director

Effective Feb. 1, 2022, Tim Schauer will step into the role of executive director of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund, according to a recent news release.

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6 Reasons You Should Attend TEXPERS' Annual Conference

 In-person conferences are one of the best opportunities to take your professional development to the next level. And when it comes to the public pensions industry, no live event matches the niche learning you'll find to help you become a better trustee or administrator.

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TEXPERS Members Won't Want to Miss This Houston-area Trustee Training Opportunity

 

The Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems invites its members to attend a free luncheon and presentation on current investment strategies at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 5433 Westheimer, Houston. Register by Jan. 12 by clicking here.

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Six Cities and The Staff of a Dallas Pension Plan Join TMRS

The Texas Municipal Retirement System, the statewide multi-employer retirement plan, is managing the retirement benefits of six new participating cities and the staff of a Dallas pension plan.

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Election Update: 30 Seats Open in Texas House and Senate

There are 30 open seats in the Texas House and Senate up for grabs during the March 2022 Primary Election and November 2022 General Election. 

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First Responders Don’t Get Much of a Break During Holidays: Report

When families gather for the holidays, workers nationwide often get time off to spend with loved ones. That isn't always the case for thousands of public employees who work as first responders. The holidays can be a stressful time for those in law enforcement and firefighting. In fact, the holidays often result in higher numbers of incidents as folks strive to create festive memories. Yet, most first responders stay on the job despite the stress of the holidays and beyond.

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3 Webinars to Improve Your Pension Governance Skills

Each week, TEXPERS presents you with free or low-cost ways to gain insights into current trends, research, and news related to public pension management, governance, policymaking, investments, research, and retirement—all from the comfort of your office.

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Research Shows Defined Benefit Pensioners Experience Higher Mortality Improvements Than General US Population

Pension plan participants live longer than the rest of the US population, according to Club Vita. Not only do pensioners have longer life expectancies, but according to the study, plan participants also enjoy a faster rate of longevity improvements.

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Texas Institutional Forum Offers TEXPERS Members Free Access to Investment Insiders

A forum is being held in Austin on Nov. 18 to provide insights into selected areas of interest to the Texas institutional investment community. This year marks the event's eighth iteration.

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6 Webinars to Help You Up Your Pension Leadership Game

Webinars are one of the most effective tools for distance learning, allowing attendees to acquire knowledge without being bound by a specific location. 

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Memorial Service for Longtime Defender of Secure Retirement Held Oct. 13

Michael J. Curran, a former member of TEXPERS' Board of Directors, died on Oct. 5.

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Pandemic Didn't Sideline Cybercriminals: Report

Even though the novel Coronavirus pandemic slowed down life for businesses in 2020, it did not deter the ambitions of cybercriminals. In fact, according to the FBI's 2020 Internet Crime Report, cybercriminals pretty much seized the pandemic as an opportunity to "profit from our dependence on technology to go on an internet crime spree."

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