ERS Board of Trustees election and call for nominations

December 05, 2022

Retirees can run for the first time

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ERS is preparing for the 2023 Board of Trustees election. Current employees, non-contributing members and retirees will be eligible to vote to fill the position currently held by Catherine Melvin, who was elected to the Board in 2017.

The ERS Board of Trustees makes key decisions regarding the valuable benefits for State of Texas employees and retirees. They also oversee the retirement trust funds, which invest state, agency and member pension contributions and the Texa$aver 401(k)/457 Program.

Are you interested in serving on the Board? Following the passage of legislation in the 2021 legislative session, most ERS retirees can now run for a seat. Most state agency retirees who get an annuity from ERS are eligible to serve on the Board, although some exceptions apply. The candidate nomination period begins in March and voting begins in May. The candidate receiving the most votes will be the next trustee and serve a six-year term beginning September 1.

More information will be available soon. In the meantime, take a few minutes to learn more about the Board, the current trustees and their recent activities. There’s a wealth of information—including trustee bios, presentations and video from past meetings, and more—in the Board of Trustees section of the ERS website.