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Will you accept the challenge? The 2016 Get Fit Texas State Agency Challenge that is! This event provides an opportunity for state employees to get active for an agency-to-agency competition. By accepting the challenge, state employees take on being physically active for 150 minutes per week for at least six of the 10 weeks of the Challenge.
In the spirit of friendly competition, the Statewide Wellness Coordinator at the Department of State Health Services will track the completion percentage for each state agency and recognize the agencies in each size category (small, mid-size and large) with the highest completion percentage as the Fittest State Agency in Texas! Trophies and bragging rights will follow!
Beginning January 17, 2016 and continuing through March 26, 2016, participants can log their physical activity time and track their progress on the Get Fit Texas online physical activity tracker at www.GetFitTexas.orgEmployees can register for the Get Fit Texas State Agency Challenge between January 5 and January 31, 2016, although the challenge doesn’t actually start until the 17th.
Additional information about the Challenge and instructions for joining can be found online at or by contacting the DSHS Statewide Wellness Coordinator, Rocky Payne at 512-776-3672 or via e-mail at
It’s time to lace up those shoes, join the program, and show the state that Texas Southern University is the Fittest State Agency in Texas!


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Texas Southern University State Employee Charitable Campaign

Dear TSU Family:

We are excited, once again, about the opportunity to be part of a life-changing experience for thousands of people.  Through your support of a wide variety of charities through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), we will contribute to improve the quality of life for people in local communities, across the country, and around the world.  Each fall, employees of state agencies throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving millions of dollars to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign.  In 2014, over 40,000 state employees participated, contributing more than $9,000,000 for charitable organizations.

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Your October 1 paycheck may look different for any of the following reasons:

  • Health insurance rates for dependents increased.
  • State of Texas Dental Choice PlanSM rates increased.
  • HumanaDental DHMO rates decreased.
  • Optional Term Life Insurance rates may have changed due to changes in your salary and/or your age.
  • Summer Enrollment elections took effect.
  • You elected membership dues for an employee association, such as the Texas Public Employees Association, to be deducted from your check. ERS does not handle employee association membership dues.
    Find more information about benefit plan rates, visit the employees rates page.
  • Call ERS at 877-275-4377 or
  • Log in to your online account at ERS: or
  • Visit the Human Resources Office to complete an Annual Enrollment Change Form.
To ensure the change that you make online with ERS will take effect on September 1, 2015, please notify the Benefits Office
by email: If you do not wish to make any changes, NO action is required on your part.

Over the past six years Texas Southern University’s faculty and staff have raised over $1 million for student scholarships. Here is the second video capturing the fun during our Kick-Off Celebration. The faculty and staff were partying with a purpose!

Our Faculty and Staff Annual Fund Campaign may have ended, but the need for support from all of our alumni and friends never ends. Before we close the books on this academic year, please consider making a gift to TSU.

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Check out these great Summer Promotions!!!

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  • Faculty and Staff who sign up during the months of June and July will receive a membership rate of $10 a month. (Special begins June 1, 2015)
  •  Benefits Fair Special: Faculty and Staff Who sign up at the TSU Benefits Fair will receive (2) months free (July and August). Must purchase a semesterly or annual membership at the regular rate. Will begin on September 1, 2015.
  •  Test the Waters: Not sure if the Rec Center is for you? Try it out free for (7) Days.

Click HERE for more info

2015 Annual Benefits Fair will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 10am – 2:30pm.
Learn more about your benefits, enter to win prizes, view demonstrations!
More details coming soon…

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter? The “Run. Hide. Fight.” video provides the information you need to survive an active shooter event. Visit for more information

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women; and it’s more deadly than all forms of cancer. Throughout the month of February we’ll be promoting heart health and sharing news and information about how you can start living a healthier lifestyle. To promote awareness to this cause, many of our employees participated in National Wear Red Day (on February 6, 2015). Check out a few of those pictures here!

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