The Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act (TLFFRA) allows for paid and part-paid fire departments and volunteer fire departments in participating cities to administer their own local retirement systems. The Act provides a general framework for the establishment of TLFFRA systems, including some investment restrictions, but leaves administration, plan design, contributions, and specific investments to each system’s local board. Systems operating under TLFFRA are entirely locally funded.
PRB Duties Related to TLFFRA Systems
Technical Assistance and Information
The agency provides technical assistance and information to the TLFFRA systems on various issues, including service verification; questions relating to the TLFFRA statute; and reporting requirements.
TLFFRA Statute (Article 6243e. of Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes)
Plan Reporting Information
Best Practices Resources
Public Pension Search Tool
Board and Committee Meetings
Publications and Reports
TLFFRA SpecialistThe PRB is required to assign one person to specialize in providing assistance to TLFFRA plans. For all questions and inquires related to TLFFRA please call or email Bryan at the contact information below. He will be able to answer or route your question to another staff member in order to assist you in a timely manner.
Bryan Burnham, TLFFRA Program Specialist — (512) 463-1736 | Bryan.Burnham@prb.texas.gov
The PRB works with the TLFFRA systems at both the TLFFRA trustee training and the Annual TLFFRA Conference.
TLFFRA Appeals to SOAH
The PRB has approved a procedure for the referral of TLFFRA appeals to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and a TLFFRA Notice of Appeal Form for the convenience of TLFFRA systems and their members.