Annual Estimate of Optional Retirement Program (ORP) State Contributions
Issued: July 8, 2004
Updated: July 19, 2019 – View Changes
All public junior and community colleges
Junior/community colleges must certify estimates of state matching contribution funds for employees participating in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP).
Texas Government Code Section 830.202(d); House Bill 1, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, Article III-39, Riders 2 and 5.
Junior/community colleges are annually required to certify estimates of state matching contribution funds for employees participating in the ORP.
The amount of funds your college receives monthly is dependent on providing a list each month to the Comptroller’s office that includes employees participating in ORP, each employee’s salary and the contribution amount per employee. The contribution amount for all participating employees should total the requested sum.
See Filling Out the Forms in this fiscal policy and procedure (FPP) for details on submitting the annual certification and monthly payment request forms.
The state reimbursement rate for the 2020 – 21 biennium must not exceed 50 percent of the college contribution for the Optional Retirement Program of 6.6 percent of the total covered payroll for a Public Community or Junior College for each fiscal year. The state reimbursement rate is determined by the college’s growth limitation factor as computed by the Legislative Budget Board.
|07/19/2019||Updated for 2020 – 21 biennium|
|07/27/2018||Updated for the 2019 appropriation year|
|07/07/2017||Updated for 2018 – 19 biennium|
|07/08/2016||Updated for the 2016 appropriation year|