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Delivering expert pension service to Illinois public educators as they earn their promised retirement security.


Created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1939, TRS has grown to be one of the largest teachers’ retirement systems in the United States. TRS provides retirement benefits for teachers who are employed by all Illinois public common and charter school districts located outside the city of Chicago. The Illinois Pension Code contains the laws relating to our creation, benefits and administration.


TRS employs a diverse workforce for administration, benefit services, building services, finance, investments, and information technology. TRS offers the opportunity to build an impactful career through:

  • Growth opportunities
  • Training and development
  • Education assistance

TRS offers competitive benefits which include the following:

TRS is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.