The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is responsible for investing funds under its stewardship and for delivering benefits to members as authorized by the Texas Legislature. TRS is a defined benefit plan, with retirement benefits determined by a pre-established formula. The trust fund is sustained principally by three sources -- contributions by members during their working careers, contributions by the state, and investment revenues.
TRS is the largest public retirement system in Texas in both membership and assets. It is a $153 billion dollar trust and serves more than 1.5 million people.