Texas Emergency Services Retirement System

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Fake Emails Regarding Pension Invoices- 10/4/2017

Do not be fooled by fake emails referencing invoices from our pension system.  We believe these are a variant of one of the many malicious email phishing scams being used today to lure a recipient to make a payment or to connect on a link by referencing an invoice.  In some cases, they may even appear to come from a tesrs.texas.gov address but are actually sent from a different domain.


Remember, we snail-mail invoices to you and would never email a message to you requesting a payment to a third-party.  

Protect yourself from phishing scams

  1. A phishing scam is an email that seems legitimate, but is an attempt to get your personal information or steal your money.
  2. Never reply to an email that asks you to send personal or account information.

If you are suspicious of an email, please call TESRS at 512-936-3372.

Request for Comment: Proposed Rules- 10/1/2017

The Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board is seeking public comment regarding proposed administrative rule changes that affect the correction of errors; administrative approval of retirement claims; and the protection of and access to confidential information.


TESRS encourages all Participating Departments, Local Boards, and Governing Entities to review the proposed rules as published in the September 29, 2017 edition of the Texas Register: Proposed Rules


The deadline to submit public comment or request a public hearing is October 29th, 2017.

State Board Adopts Rule Changes- 10/1/2017

After receiving public comment, the State Board of Texas Emergency Services Retirement System accepted Rule Changes proposed in the June 30th edition of the Texas Register at the August 17-18, 2017 board meeting.

You can view the adopted rules by clicking here: Adopted Rules
Let the Austin Office do the data entry.

Need to add or terminate a member? Just fill out and sign the form and fax it to (512) 936-3480. We’ll do the data entry and update your roster. Keep the original forms and always check the quarterly Membership Reconciliation Report (MRR) for accuracy before we bill your governing entity for payment of contributions.

Online Access Information  

Online access to TOPS has been suspended. If you need to add, terminate or update member information please go to our Forms & Publications tab at the top of our website. Locate the correct form, fill out, sign and fax the form back to us at 512-936-3480. 

Keep the original copy for your records.