TRS Workshops & Presentations

Below you'll find links to video recordings and slides from recent TRS presentations.

"TRS 101" Retirement System Basics

New! This presentation provides a general overview of Montana TRS. It was designed for newer teachers, those in mid-career, or anyone who wants to know more about TRS.

"Ready-Set-Retire" presentation

This updated material includes critical information for educators who are 3 to 5 years from retirement, as well as tips and resources to help TRS members plan ahead.

MFPE Pre-Retirement Workshops

The Montana Federation of Public Employees (formerly MEA-MFT) schedules pre-retirement workshops each fall in several communities, and TRS conducts its "Ready-Set-Retire" presentation at these events. The 2019 schedule will be announced in early September; for details or inquiries, please visit the MFPE website.

In 2018, TRS participated in MFPE events in the following locations:

  • September 27, 2018 – Havre High School auditorium
  • October 4, 2018 – Helena Middle School auditorium
  • October 9, 2018 – Butte High School commons
  • October 10, 2018 – Corvallis High School library
  • October 18-19, 2018 – MFPE Educators' Conference, Billings
  • October 23, 2018 – Ronan Middle School Performing Arts Center
  • November 7, 2018 – Poplar High School auditorium

Employer Workshops

In Spring 2019, TRS staff reviewed termination pay and other important topics at two MASBO regional meetings via webinar:

Want more details? Nolan Brilz, TRS Accounting and Fiscal Manager, conducts TRS training for payroll clerks at the MASBO Summer Conference and New Clerk Academy each year. Visit the MASBO website and be sure to put this event on your calendar!

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