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Mail Carriers Receive Some Love on Feb. 4 in the U.S.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, a specific group of U.S. Postal Service workers will get some much-needed love. 

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Texas Legislators End Frist Day of 88th Legislative Session

UPDATE 1/10/23 - Texas' 88th legislative session adjourned on Jan. 10 after completing opening ceremonies during which Gov. Greg Abbott congratulated newly elected and re-elected members of the House and Senate as well as Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, who was reelected today as House Speaker for the session.

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Poverty Increased Among Seniors in 2021

People 65 and older experienced an increase in poverty in 2021, according to the official poverty measure from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau recently highlighted data from its Poverty in the United States: 2021 report originally released in September 2022 as the nation prepares to observe Poverty Awareness Month in the United States this January 2023.

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Spending Bill Vote Likely to Push Through Secure Act 2.0 Before Christmas

Legislation that includes retirement provisions affecting public safety employees and state and local government retirement plans is nearing passage on Capitol Hill as part of an end-of-year omnibus spending bill. 

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Actuarial Valuation Report, Funding Soundness Restoration Plan on Agenda for Dec. 8 PRB Meeting

At 10 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 8, the Texas Pension Review Board will meet to review the actuarial soundness and compliance of state and local government public retirement systems. Those interested in managing public employee pension systems may attend in person or via videoconference. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Napier Park Global is Presenting as a Silver Sponsor During Upcoming Summer Forum

Napier Park Global is a Silver Sponsor of TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum Aug. 21-23 in El Paso, Texas, and is sending Amit Sanghani, managing director and product specialist for the firm's global credit and real asset strategies.

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Oxford Funds is Presenting as a Silver Sponsor During Summer Forum in El Paso,

As a Silver Sponsor of TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum in El Paso, Texas, Oxford Funds, LLC will send Senior Portfolio Manager Deep Maji to present.

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William Blair Investment Management is Presenting as a Silver Sponsor During Summer Forum in El Paso, Texas

William Blair Investment Management is a Silver Sponsor of TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum Aug. 21-23 in El Paso, Texas, and is sending hard currency portfolio manager Jared Lou from the firm's emerging markets debt team to present.

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The Economic Benefit of Public Pension Dollars in Small Towns and Rural Texas

In 2018, public pension benefit dollars represented between 0.4% and 1.1% on average of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for each county type in Texas. New research indicates that public pension plans have a particularly positive economic impact on small towns and rural communities.

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Save Money on Summer Forum Travel Expenses: Book Your Room at The Venue Hotel

Want to save on your travel expenses for TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 21-23, 2022? Reduce your costs by saving on your room, but do it quickly before the special rate ends on July 29!

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4 Webinars Offering Fresh Insights Into the Economy and Retirement

The first glimpses of global economic growth, inflation trends, and monetary policy meetings have kept financial and investment professionals busy this week. Some interesting retirement data is also set to be released soon. Online presentations offered by thought leaders from various firms in the financial, investment, banking, and research industries can provide your retirement funds insights to manage the pensions of your annuitants.Here are four webinars offering fresh insights into the latest economic market conditions and retirement research.

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TEXPERS Announces 2022 Sliver Sponsors of Summer Educational Forum

Texas Association of Public Retirement Pension Systems, a statewide nonprofit organization providing education to trustees and administrators of public employee pension funds, is pleased to announce Federated Hermes, Wolf Popper, and Napier Park as sponsors of its upcoming conference in El Paso, Texas. The firms are Silver Sponsors of TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum Aug. 21-23 at Hotel Paso Del Norte in El Paso, Texas.

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Pension Review Board Creating New Rules for 'Plan-Friendly' FSRP Implementations

The Texas Pension Review Board committee creating rules for implementing House Bill 3898 accepted new, flexible proposals from the staff at its May meeting. The rules will be presented to the full Board on July 14 and the official public comment period will begin. Ultimate consideration of all comments and changes is planned for the October PRB meeting.

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