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Governance

TCDRS was created by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to provide Texas county and district employees with retirement, disability and survivor benefits. Our structure and operations are governed by state and federal law, however we do not receive state funding.


Governance documents

TCDRS Act  -- Our governing legislation.

TCDRS Administrative Code -- Specific rules, procedures and process for system operations.

TCDRS Investment Policy -- Set by the Board of Trustees to manage investments.

TCDRS Governance Policy -- The model for defining our strategic direction.

TCDRS Ethics Policy -- Sets basic principles and guidelines for trustees and TCDRS employees. 


Board of Trustees

The TCDRS Board of Trustees provides leadership for the system, which serves more than 235,000 TCDRS members and retirees. Our independent, nine-member board is comprised of system members and retirees appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate.

TCDRS trustees serve staggered six-year terms and have oversight of all system operations, including the annual budget, policy determination, legislative proposals and investment policy.

The board appoints a director to manage the day-to-day operations of TCDRS and an investment officer to oversee TCDRS investments. 


Meetings

The board holds four regular meetings a year and special meetings as needed. Notices of all meetings are provided to the Texas Secretary of State and are posted in the electronic edition of the Texas Register.

2014 scheduled meeting dates:

February 20
April 10
June 19
September 11
December 4

Meeting Minutes:

February 2013
April 2013
June 2013
September 2013
December 2013

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Minutes from the previous meeting will be posted approximately one week after the board's approval at the next subsequent meeting.

You may contact the TCDRS board or any individual trustee in care of:
TCDRS
P.O. Box 2034
Austin, TX 78768-2034

Current Board Members

  • Robert A. Eckels, Chair
    • Robert A. Eckels, Chair
    • Harris County Retiree
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2019
  • H.C. "Chuck" Cazalas, Vice-Chair
    • H.C. "Chuck" Cazalas, Vice-Chair
    • Nueces County Retiree
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2017
  • Jerry Bigham
    • Jerry Bigham
    • Randall County Justice of the Peace
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2015
  • Mary Louise Garcia
    • Mary Louise Garcia
    • Tarrant County Clerk
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2017
  • Deborah Hunt
    • Deborah Hunt
    • Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2015
  • Jan Kennady
    • Jan Kennady
    • Comal County Commissioner
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2015
  • Bridget McDowell
    • Bridget McDowell
    • Taylor County Auditor
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2019
  • Kristeen Roe
    • Kristeen Roe
    • Brazos County Tax Assessor-Collector
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2017
  • Bob Willis
    • Bob Willis
    • Polk County Commissioner
    • Term expires Dec. 31, 2019