What is TRS?

  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is an alternative to the Social Security system. The money deducted from your payroll check (TRS Retirement Contribution) by RYSS is sent monthly directly to TRS and placed in a retirement account in your name. You cannot opt out of these deductions, because they are mandated by the state of Texas and are not optional as long as you work in the Texas Public School System. 


    TRS eligibility begins on your start date. You Teacher Retirement System of Texas (RYSS) is an alternative to the Social Security system. The money deducted from your payroll check (TRS Retirement Contribution) by RYSS is sent monthly directly to TRS and placed in a retirement account in your name. You cannot opt out of these deductions, because they are mandated by the state of Texas and are not optional as long as you work in the Texas Public School System. 


    TRS eligibility begins on your start date. You will receive a TRS package by mail within 30 days of eligibility.receive a TRS package by mail within 30 days of eligibility.