Eye on GASB Updates

Earlier this week, TMRS mailed an important letter to all city finance personnel, city managers, and city correspondents containing essential information about the forthcoming GASB disclosure requirements, specifically the “User Entity Controls” that are the responsibility of the city and its external auditor. The “Eye on GASB” page has been updated with a copy of the User Entity Controls letter and a link to GASB's Pension Implementation Toolkit.


Member Annual Statements to Mail this Month

Annual Statements for TMRS members will be mailed according to this schedule:

ZIP Codes Mail Date
00000 – 75999 March 13
76000 – 77499 March 19
77500 – 78299 March 21
78300 – 99999 March 25

The statements will also be available on MyTMRS at the time they mail.


2014 Retirement Account Statements Mailed Today

TMRS annuitants will receive their account statements in the mail in the next few business days. If you would like to view your Retirement Account Statement online, you may do so by logging on to MyTMRS.


Governor Appoints New TMRS Board Member

Governor Rick Perry has appointed James “Jim” Paul Jeffers, City Manager of Nacogdoches, to fill the term of retiring Board member April Nixon, which will end February 2015. See press release for more information.


2013 1099-R Forms Available through MyTMRS

For 2013 tax preparation purposes, TMRS annuitants will receive their 1099-R forms in the mail before the end of January. If you don’t want to wait, these forms are already posted on the website under MyTMRS. Log on (or register if you haven’t done so) to MyTMRS to view and print your 1099-R form.


Annual Seminar Presentations

Thanks to all who attended the TMRS 2013 Training Annual Seminar. If you were unable to attend, all 2013 Seminar Presentations are available under Events & Training/TMRS Annual Training Seminars.


Information about Updated Mortality Tables

The TMRS Board of Trustees has adopted updated mortality tables for the calculation of annuities beginning in 2015. A detailed document on this issue to answer questions that members and cities may have is available here. A few key points:

  • No current retiree’s benefit will be affected.
  • This change was needed to address the improving life expectancies of the TMRS group.
  • The new mortality factors will be effective for retirements after December 31, 2014, and will be phased-in over a 13-year period to minimize the impact on future retirees.
  • Once a person is retired, his or her retirement benefit will not be reduced.
  • Retirement estimates, including estimates through MyTMRS using the new mortality factors will be available early in 2014.
  • TMRS will be providing more information soon; cities wishing to learn more may want to attend the Annual Training Seminar. Registration | Schedule

For background details, read the Mortality Table FAQ. A one-page flyer to distribute to employees is also available.


New Chief Investment Officer

TMRS has hired T.J. Carlson to replace outgoing CIO, Ms. Nancy Goerdel.

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