19. TRS/ORP Retirement
Retirement from Texas A&M University-Commerce by any employee shall be voluntary and not mandatory at any particular age, unless age qualifications are an essential and legally justifiable part of the employee’s job description. Texas A&M University-Commerce offers several retirement plans. Employees are eligible for the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pension plan. Employees who are department heads, faculty, or in certain professional positions, may elect, instead, to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). Both plans are partially funded by the A&M System. Employees may also set up a Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA), which will allow them to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis. Please contact the Retirement Services Coordinator at 903-886-5049 for further information.