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Nominate a Teacher for the TRS-Care Retirees Advisory Committee

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 5/25/2022

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is accepting applications and nominations now through June 15 for an open active teacher seat on the TRS-Care Retirees Advisory Committee (RAC). This committee meets twice a year at TRS headquarters in Austin to hold public meetings on group coverage.

The RAC comprises seven members appointed by the TRS Board of Trustees. Members typically serve four-year staggered terms, and they are charged with recommending minimum standard and plan features, as well as changes to rules and legislation affecting TRS-Care.

If you or a teacher you know is a good fit, you may nominate someone or apply by sending a cover letter (or letter of recommendation) along with the nominee’s resume to the address or email below. The letter must state that the nomination is for the vacant active teacher RAC position and include a summary of the nominee’s qualifications.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Attention: Chief of Staff, Health & Insurance Benefits
1000 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701

TRS will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Length of experience as a TRS member and/or retiree.
  • Participation in education-related volunteer programs.
  • Professional activities and experience serving on board committees and with decision-making organizations, especially related to health care or other benefits.
  • Credentials, awards, or other meritorious recognition.
  • Geographic diversity.
  • Experience in health care benefits or related field.

Anyone required to register as a lobbyist under Chapter 305 of Texas Government Code may not serve on the RAC. Visit Retirees Advisory Committee for TRS-Care to learn more.

Visit the TRS website for more information.