Resources for Cities

City Portal & Payroll Reporting

The City Portal gives city-designated users online access to their city and employee data. Through the City Portal, users are able to generate reports, download confidential documents, run estimates for members, enroll new members, and submit payroll data via TMRS’ FTP site.

Visit City Portal Information for step-by-step instructions about online training.

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City Plan Provisions

More Resources

Actuarial & Accounting

Information for Cities about GASB Compliance and City Rate letters.

Eye on GASB

City Rate Letters

Actuarial Reports

Financial Reports

Events & Training

Upcoming Seminars, Conferences, Courses and Workshops

Events & Training

Travel Team & City Services

TMRS Calendars

Contact TMRS

Announcements for Cities

February Board Meeting to be held Thursday and Friday

After each TMRS Board Meeting, we post Board presentations on the Board of Trustees page under the Board Members & Meetings tab. The calendar, filed minutes, and agendas for all Board meetings are all available on our website under the About tab -> Board of Trustees.

February Board Meeting to be held Thursday and Friday

The TMRS Board of Trustees will meet in the Austin office boardroom (1200 N. Interstate 35) on Thursday, February 15, at 1:30 and on Friday, February 16, at 9:00. The meeting agenda is posted on the Board of Trustees page under the Agendas and Minutes tab. Board presentations are also posted there after each Board Meeting. See the Board Meeting calendar for the complete list of 2018 meetings.

How to Prepare W-2 Forms

It’s that time of year! If you need assistance filling out your employees’ W-2 forms, there’s a “How Do I” page for that. The page explains the filing requirements, provides links to the current W-2 and IRS W-2 instructions, and explains the information related to TMRS that goes in each box on the form. The “How Do I” pages provide mini-tutorials for many situations you may encounter when administering the TMRS plan.

City Contact Verification Project

TMRS is performing an audit of the authorized city contact list for all cities. You will be notified by email if we currently show a change in TMRS account status for any of your authorized city contacts (refunded, non-contributing, or retired). To assist us with this very important process, please email if you know of any changes to your authorized contacts, or if you would like to confirm the names of those staff currently listed.

Happy New Year!

With the new year comes your city’s 2018 contribution rate. Rate reminders will be mailed in mid-January and you can download your city’s 2018 rate letter on the TMRS website. Remember, the new rate will apply to the January 2018 payroll submittal. The December 2017 payroll submittal will still require use of the 2017 rate and is due to TMRS no later than January 15. If you have questions about your city’s rate or how to submit your payroll, please call our office at 800.924.8677.

Reminder - File 2018 Plan Changes ASAP!

Any ordinances affecting your city’s TMRS plan to be effective January 1, 2018 must be in our office by December 31, 2017. By law, these changes must be transmitted to TMRS before the ordinance’s effective date. If you have already sent in your plan change ordinance and have not received an acknowledgment from TMRS, please contact us, right away.

New Video! Introduction to TMRS

TMRS has created a new video, Introduction to TMRS, that demonstrates how the TMRS plan works.

City GASB Reporting Packages Now Available for Download

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 68 (GASB 68) pension disclosure information for 2017 fiscal years is now available on our website. This “GASB Employer Reporting Package” is based on the December 31, 2016 (measurement date) actuarial valuation. Topics on the Eye on GASB page are grouped under: Financial Statement Audit, Financial Reporting, Actuarial Resources, and Other GASB Resources. Please be sure your finance office and external auditor are aware of this resource. TMRS' SOC-1 Audit Report (PDF) and your city’s census data (Excel) are available via the TMRS City Portal. If your city is not yet on the City Portal, sign up now!

City Contribution Rate Letters Now Available for Download

The 2018 Rate Letters for cities are now available online. Choose your city’s name from the dropdown menu and view or download your rate letter. The letters contain detailed information on city contribution rates for the year beginning January 1, 2018. Please call 800-924-8677 if you have questions.

Please note that the information cities will need for financial disclosures (the GASB reporting package) will be available as a separate download on the TMRS website later this summer.

Actuarial Valuation Available

The TMRS Actuarial Valuation for the year ending December 31, 2016, is now available for download from the TMRS website. The valuation contains rate information for cities for the year beginning January 1, 2018.