ORP Resources and Information

ORP Administrator Resources:

• ORP Eligibility Chart [PDF]
• Retirement Plan Determinator [PDF] -- coming soon
• ORP Election Period Calculator [XLS]
• Ch. 25 Compliance Guide [PDF] -- coming soon
• Annual ORP Reporting Information

ORP-Related Information:

• "Overview of TRS and ORP" for Employees who are Eligible to Elect ORP [PDF]
• Current ORP Contribution Rates [PDF]
• IRS Dollar Limitations on 403(b) Contributions [PDF] 
• Retirement Information for ORP Participants [PDF] 
• Who to Contact
• Contact Info for Institutions of Higher Education in Texas
    (Texas ORP is only available at institutions in "Public Institutions" category.)

State Laws and Rules:

• ORP Rules: Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 25: SoS website / PDF (download from THECB website)
• ORP Law: Texas Government Code, Chapter 830
• Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for public retirement plans: Texas Government Code, Chapter 804

Historical Information:

• ORP/TRS Contribution Rate History Chart [PDF]
• ORP Employer Contribution Supplement History [PDF]
• Selected ORP-related State Legislation [PDF]
• ORP-related Attorney General's Opinions [PDF]

Related Links:

Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
   • TRS Benefits Handbook
   • Employment After Retirement
Employees Retirement System (ERS)
   • Group Insurance for Active Employees
   • Retiree Insurance Eligibility for Higher Education Employees
   • Disability Retirement Information
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
   • Publication 571 -- Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans)
   • Publication 575 -- Pension and Annuity Income
   • 403(b) Plan Fix-It Guide
   • Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) Overview
Social Security Administration
   • Information on WEP and GPO
Comptroller of Public Accounts: Fiscal Management Division
   • Annual Estimate of ORP State Contributions


Inquiries should be directed to TexORP@highered.texas.gov or Toni.Alexander@highered.texas.gov.