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The Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma (TRS) is a state agency that administers retirement assets and provides income security through a lifetime monthly retirement benefit to each of our retirees.  TRS was created by an act of the Oklahoma Legislature in 1943 after citizens amended the state constitution allowing the creation of a public retirement program for educators. We began operations on July 1, 1943, and began paying retirement checks to the first retirees on January 1, 1947. Employees of more than 600 local school districts, career technology schools, public colleges and universities are enrolled as members of TRS. As of June 30, 2022, TRS had 195,166 members (99,844 active members, 68,330 retirees and beneficiaries, 14,096 inactive vested and 12,896 inactive nonvested).  For more information on membership eligibility, please see our Member Handbook. We welcome you to our website and appreciate all you do for education in Oklahoma!


We collect, protect and grow assets to provide a secure retirement income for public education employees.


  • Provide quality service to our members in an efficient, economical manner,
  • Provide our members on-demand and accurate access to their personal financial information,
  • Educate our members about their retirement benefits,
  • Manage the assets of the plan competently and prudently while achieving long-term risk-adjusted net returns in excess of market benchmarks as identified in the Board's Investment Policy, as well as exceeding the actuarial assumed return, and
  • Inform our members about the financial status of TRS so they will be confident in our ability to provide their benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked retired educator questions.

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Employment opportunities and application procedures.

Open Records Request

TRS policy and fee schedule for open records requests.


TRS personally identifiable data statement.

Last Modified on Nov 16, 2022