Perseverance, integrity, courage and commitment

November 7, 2018

Al Maberry was drawn to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) because he liked the agency's core mission. TCDJ offered values a farmer—and State of Texas employee—could live by.

Benefits provide security for future-focused Elsa Morfin Ibarra

September 5, 2018

Elsa Morfin Ibarra had her eyes on the future when she decided to take a job with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Pharr, Texas.

“The best job around”

July 5, 2018

Maria Zepeda has worked at the Smith Unit, a maximum-security prison for male offenders in Lamesa, Texas for more than 16 years. She says her most challenging and rewarding job is to remind employees to look “at the overall picture,” when assessing the advantages of working for the state.

Your Benefits, Your Story: Cassandra Johnson

May 2, 2018

Ask Cassandra Johnson what “HMO” means and she may likely tell you the letters stand for the “hassle-free medical option.

Your Benefits, Your Story: Vanessa Alba

March 7, 2018

Vanessa Alba has had many victories since she had a stroke five years ago. Her fierce determination, along with a health care plan that offer great support, have led to restored health and independence.

Your Benefits, Your Story: Jennifer Gaskill

January 10, 2018

At the early stages of breast cancer, sometimes the tumors are so small, they cannot be felt—no matter how thorough the self-examination. That’s what Jennifer Gaskill found. Her annual mammogram proved to be a lifesaver.

Charlie Keen: A Place in the Sun

August 10, 2017

Most evenings, ERS retiree Charlie Keen enjoys some of the most beautiful sunsets in Texas from the deck of his home overlooking Lake Travis.

Jennica Preston, Benefits Coordinator

August 10, 2017

Eligible HealthSelect participants can join Real Appeal, an online program to improve health and wellness.

Support and Success with Real Appeal

August 10, 2017

Meet Virginia L. Harwell, the founder of Real Appeal

Thomas Barker-White, Statewide Intake Supervisor

May 31, 2017

For 20 years, Thomas Barker-White has worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), currently as a statewide intake supervisor overseeing a staff of nine.