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Reporting Requirements for Annual Financial Reports of State Agencies and Universities

Notes & Samples

NOTE 10 – Deferred Compensation (administering agencies only)
Sample (Illustrative, may not tie to exhibits)

The state of Texas offers a deferred compensation plan to all state employees. This plan is in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 457 and permits employees to defer a portion of their salary until future years. The deferred compensation funds are not available to employees until distribution due to termination, retirement, death or unforeseeable emergency.

All amounts of compensation deferred under the plan, all property and rights purchased with those amounts and all income attributable to those amounts, property or rights are held in trust by the Employees Retirement System (ERS) Board of Trustees for the exclusive benefit of participants and their beneficiaries and may not be used for, or diverted to, any other expense, except to defray the reasonable expenses of administering the plan.

The Board of Trustees is not liable to participating employees for the diminution in value or loss of all or part of the participating employees’ deferred amounts or investment income because of market conditions or the failure, insolvency or bankruptcy of a qualified vendor.

The state also administers the Texa$aver 401(k) plan. The assets of this plan do not belong to the state and the state has no liability related to this plan.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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