County Community College District currently supports a 403(b) retirement savings plan. These plans are available only to employees of public school systems and certain other non-profit organizations. These employee accounts are commonly referred to as Tax Sheltered Annuities or TSAs. In 1974 the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) added mutual funds under custodial arrangements as an additional investment option. All regularly scheduled employees may elect to contribute a limited portion of their salary before taxes to one of the authorized plans available through their employer. For more information on contribution limits, see the
"Calculations" section of our site.
New employees of Dallas County Community College
District who are hired for a qualifying position
are able to select an alternate retirement
program in lieu of the TRS Pension Plan.
The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) is a
retirement plan that is funded by the
employee and the College. Enrolling
in ORP, in lieu of TRS, can only be done
within 90-days of hire into an ORP-eligible
position and is an irreversible decision.
ORP is described in your "Annual
Retirement Benefits Guide." You can
obtain a copy of this guide by contacting Dallas
County Community College District
Also, you can obtain more information by
visiting the following website: