TMRS Votes to Update Mortality Tables
Posted by CLEAT October 10, 2013
By Chris Jones
On average, since 1980, life expectancy has increased, approximately 2 years for females (to age 85) and 3 years for males (to age 83). What you may not know is that longevity directly impacts the calculation of pension benefits.
CLEAT continues to diligently watch and protect the retirement benefits of our members. On November 29th, CLEAT was the only labor representative in attendance for the quarterly meeting of the Texas County and District Retirement System. The TCDRS board made important decisions with regards to plan benefits for 2013 during this meeting.
CLEAT Public Affairs reached into more political campaigns than ever before during this cycle. CLEAT PAC and its local affiliated politi-cal action committees also set out to build bigger war chests than ever. CLEAT PAC broke all of its previous records by raising and spending more than $110,000 during the campaign cycle.
The City of El Paso miscalculated its po-lice officers’ pay scales. It’s a good thing CLEAT was there to prosecute the EPM-POA’s grievance. After marathon negotia-tions, the city agreed to settle the dispute on very favorable terms and pay its police officers over $1.2 million in back pay andbenefits.
“This was a huge effort,” said EPMPOA President Ron Martin.
Posted by CLEAT December 19, 2012
Governor Rick Perry and the CLEAT Executive Board
CLEAT began preparing for the worst legislative storm of the decade years ago. In fact, in 2011 CLEAT opposed the largest number of bad bills that would have impacted Texas law enforcement in a negative way that had ever been filed in the history of the state.
FBI tries to stem rising death rate of police officers
Austin Police work the scene of a shooting at a Walmart April 6, 2012 where a police officer was shot in the neck and died at the scene. The department identified him as Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron. Padron was responding to a call about a drunk man inside the store around 2:30 a.m., officials said.
The Travis County Sheriff's Officers Association has partnered with Allstate Benefits to provide Supplemental Insurance Benefits to all TCSO employees. The association has used its size to your advantage and brought you benefits that are not available from the County. These Insurance products will be available to you on a simplified underwriting basis, making it easier to qualify.
Posted by CLEAT February 3, 2012
By Charley Wilkison
Director of Public Affairs
Recently Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott sued an alleged law enforcement organization regarding their telemarketing claims to the general public versus what they actually did with the money. We agree with General Abbott that these folks need to be hauled into court and stopped.
Notice to all members, the old website is now offline. All previous usernames and passwords will not work with the new system. In order to access the member only portions of this new site you must create a new username and password. To create a new user profile, go to the login box and click the link "Not registered yet.
CLEAT does battle; saves officer pension
From the President’s Desk
Posted by CLEAT August 5, 2013
I want every member to understand what’s been going on at the State Capitol here in Austin. That’s because we saved your retirement from the hands of those who intended to destroy it.
TCSOA Partners with AFLAC
TCSOA has partnered with AFLAC to bring you supplemental insurance at a substantially reduced rate. Because it is through TCSOA, no physical or medical information is required through this initial signup. If you are sick or injured, AFLAC pays you directly regardless of any other coverage you may have. It is simple, you sign up and you are in.
TCSOA Supports the community and it's members
I first want to apologize for taking so long to write about TCSOA participating in this year's Special Olympics Fire Truck pull! TCSOA has participated in this worthy event for the last 3 years. We are pleased to inform you that TCSOA took 2nd place in the Law Enforcement Division! So we represented you well.
Two COs injured while struggling with detainee
By Kevin Rector
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE — Two corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center were injured shortly after noon on Wednesday when a detainee refused to enter his cell and a struggle ensued, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said. Read More...