Events & Training



Executive Workshops


2018 Executive Workshops Calendar

July 24
Executive Workshop — Lakeway
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More Executive Workshops for 2018 will be posted soon!

About Executive Workshops

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These free workshops are held in cities around the state to provide TMRS-related education for City Managers, Assistant City Managers, Finance Officers, HR Directors, elected officials, and other decision-makers at cities. Presentations cover TMRS plan design, the value of TMRS as a benefit for your city, TMRS investments and actuarial funding to help you understand your plan's costs. Each Executive Workshop lasts approximately 2.5 hours, with a light breakfast and lunch served.


Regional Pre-Retirement Conferences


2018 Pre-Retirement Conference Calendar

January 9
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Richardson
January 30
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Mercedes
February 21
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – New Braunfels
March 7
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Rosenberg
March 27
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Waco
April 10
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Lubbock
April 30
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Hurst
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May 8
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Longview
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May 22
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Round Rock
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May 23
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Brownwood
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June 6
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Midland
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June 20
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Pasadena
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July 12
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Port Arthur
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November 15
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Plano
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December 5
Regional Pre-Retirement Conference – Corpus Christi
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About Regional Pre-Retirement Conferences

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These conferences are free half-day events designed to help employees better understand their TMRS benefits and make plans for their retirement. The programs also include a presentation by a Social Security expert. They are especially useful for members eligible for or considering retirement. TMRS provides a continental breakfast, and spouses are welcome to attend.


City Correspondent Certification Courses


2018 Certification Course Calendar


May 29-30

City Correspondent Certification Course • Humble, Texas

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July 19-20

City Correspondent Certification Course • North Richland Hills, Texas

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October 16-17

City Correspondent Certification Course • Cedar Park, Texas

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November 13-14

City Correspondent Certification Course • Plano, Texas

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About City Correspondent Certification

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This one-and-a-half-day training course gives City Correspondents and other TMRS plan administrators the knowledge and tools they need to function in partnership with TMRS. After taking the course, you receive a certificate, making you a certified City Correspondent.

Course Manual | Agenda


Annual Training Seminar


About the TMRS Annual Training Seminar

Annual Training Seminars allow city administrators and decision-makers to network with TMRS staff and peers and keep abreast of TMRS changes and policies.

The 2018 Annual Training Seminar is tentatively scheduled for Lakeway November 7–9, 2018.

Annual Seminar Archive

2017 Annual Training Seminar

Our 2017 annual training event for cities, "Strong by Design," was held in Grapevine on October 25–27, 2017.

Presentations
TMRS — The Basics
TMRS Staff
Welcoming Remarks | TMRS — Strong by Design
TMRS Staff
Panel — Actuarial and Investment Overview
TMRS Staff
Finance and GASB Update
TMRS Staff and Bob Scott, CFO, Carrollton
Strength in Numbers — Membership and Retirement Hot Topics
TMRS Staff
Strength in Projects — New Processes to Benefit our Membership
TMRS Staff
Legislative Issues — National & State Level
TMRS Staff
Outline of Fiduciary Responsibility
TMRS Staff and Robert D. Klausner, Esquire
About CPE Credit and Other Seminar Materials
CPE Credit Instructions
TMRS Staff
CPE Credit Rate Sessions Form
TMRS Staff
City Portal flyer
TMRS Staff
MyTMRS flyer
TMRS Staff
City Portal Training Manual • October 2017
TMRS Staff

2016 Annual Training Seminar

Our annual training event for cities, “The Power of Partnership,” was held on September 7-9, 2016. The training was focused on those who administer TMRS at our member cities: City Correspondents, HR and Finance personnel, and City Portal Administrators and users.

Session
Introduction to TMRS
TMRS Staff
Opening Keynote
The Power of Partnership

Reggie Butler, Performance Paradigm, LLC
Funding and Investments
TMRS Staff and Mark Randall, GRS
Important Issues and Error Correction
Panel Discussion
Update on GASB Implementation
TMRS Staff and Bob Scott, CFO, Carrollton
Legal Issues and Special Considerations
Panel Discussion
TMRS Makes Sense
TMRS Staff
Current State and National Issues
TMRS Staff and Keith Brainard, NASRA
The Full Retirement Picture – Social Security and Medicare
Social Security Handout
TMRS Staff and Tom Clark, Social Security Consultant
Closing Keynote
The Power of Public Pensions

Julia Nicholson, Pension Consultant

2015 Annual Training Seminar

The TMRS Annual Training Seminar for 2015, "The Direct Approach," was held in San Antonio, Texas, on November 9-10, 2015. In addition to focusing on pension issues and administrative training, the 2015 seminar showcased TMRSDirect, our online project to provide "straight-through processing" for TMRS cities and members.


Financial Presentations

TMRS Training Presentations

Seminar Flyers

The 2014 Annual Seminar

The TMRS Annual Training Seminar, "Exploring TMRS," was held in Austin on November 17-18.
2014 Flyer and Registration | Agenda


Overview

General Session Presentations

TMRS Training Presentations

Financial Presentations

2013 Annual Seminar - Austin

This 2013 TMRS Annual Training Seminar, "Ahead of the Curve," was held Tuesday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 20.

General Session Presentations

Financial Presentations

Training Track Presentations



2012 Annual Seminar - Sugar Land

The 2012 TMRS Annual Training Seminar, "TMRS Retirement Toolkit," was held Sunday, October 7 through October 9 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square.

General Session Presentations

Training Track Presentations

Financial Presentations