Teacher Retirement System

All TRS eligible employees at Texas public institutions of higher education are automatically enrolled in this defined benefit retirement program. 

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

ORP is a defined contribution plan that is available as an alternative to TRS and available to select titles and positions on campus. Employees who are eligible will be contacted by Human Resources.

Supplemental Retirement Options

In addition to participation in the TRS or ORP programs, employees are eligible to set aside additional amounts of salary, up to certain limits, without paying current income tax on those amounts. Participation in these programs is voluntary, and employees may elect to participate in either or both programs.