New employees are eligible for health coverage through the Texas Employee Group Benefits Program (GBP).
Health coverage benefits include:
- Life Insurance
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and
- Flexible Health Care and Day Care Accounts
For more information, please visit ERS Benefits at a Glance
Wellness programs are also offered to improve the quality of life and longevity of its employees such as weight management, fitness programs, and tobacco cessation programs. For more information, please visit ERS Wellness Resources
State of Texas employees become members of the ERS retirement plan as soon as they begin employment. The state retirement plan is a defined benefit plan, which means you choose to retire after reaching eligibility. When you reach retirement eligibility, you will get a monthly annuity payment for the rest of your life.
For more information, go to ERS State of Texas Retirement Info
Upon approval, the PUC may reimburse an employee for certain higher education costs that are job related and are taken at an accredited college or university as defined by Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003 for the completion of a degree program.
State agency employees are entitled to paid leave on a national, state, and skeleton crew holiday that is observed by the State as outlined in Texas Government Code, Chapter 662. If a holiday falls on the weekend, it is not observed.
The PUC must have enough state employees on duty on a skeleton crew holiday to conduct the public business of the agency. An employee who works on an observed national or state holiday, will earn holiday compensatory time and will be allowed to use it within 12 months from the date earned.
For observed holidays, please review our holiday schedule.
The PUC understands that work-life balance is important and to help you achieve this balance we offer flexible work schedules, wellness incentives and a variety of leaves such as annual, sick, wellness, and bereavement.
For more information on the benefits that are offered by the PUC, please review our Benefits Overview for Full-Time Employees.