County & District Employers
TCDRS serves more than 735 Texas counties and diverse districts, like water districts, hospital districts, appraisal districts, emergency services districts and more. We help our employers compete with the private sector to hire and retain talented staff by providing competitive retirement beneﬁts at affordable rates.
TCDRS is not a one-size-fits-all system. Each employer maintains a customized plan of retirement beneﬁts with the flexibility to select beneﬁts and pay for those beneﬁts based on their needs and budgets.
Members & Retirees
We help more than 282,000 county and district employees in Texas save for retirement, disability and survivor benefits. Our members are nurses, mechanics, road crew workers, sheriffs, attorneys, office workers, jailers and judges. They work in our ports, our parks, in urban areas and rural towns. But no matter their title, location or background, they all have one thing in common: Their jobs make our communities better, providing valuable services, such as healthcare, education, utilities and public safety.
By and large, TCDRS retirees continue to live in the communities they served as public employees. That means they’re using their retirement beneﬁts to enrich their hometowns — returning that value to their local community.
Value to Texas
In 2016, TCDRS paid $1.2 billion in beneﬁts to retirees and former members, and 96% of that went to Texas addresses. The map below shows where in Texas we sent benefit payments in 2016.
Those benefit payments supported approximately:
- $1.8 billion in total economic activity
- 13,260 jobs created
- $527 million in additional earnings
- $1.0 billion added to the Texas gross domestic product