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Benefits and Perks

We offer competitive benefits: paid leave, health insurance, retirement, wellness resources, employee assistance program, and more for TCEQ employees and their families.

State Agency Benefits

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As a state agency, we offer leave, health, and retirement benefits:


  • State-paid health and life insurance plans for you
  • Optional dental, vision and health insurance for your family members
  • Optional term life insurance for you and your dependents
  • Short and long-term disability insurance for you
  • Voluntary AD&D insurance for you

Retirement and Financial Options:

  • State retirement matching contribution of 9.5% of your gross salary
  • Optional 401K and 457 Plans
  • Longevity pay based on your number of years working for the state
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) to use for eligible out of pocket expenses for health care and/or dependent care accounts

Paid Leave:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid day(s) off from work on national holidays and holidays that the state observes

Perks to Working at TCEQ

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Besides what you get as a state employee, here are even more advantages to working at our agency:

  • Wellness Program and Activities: onsite gym, walking paths, volleyball courts, and workout groups (at our Austin office); wellness webinars; access to health and wellness resources offered through our benefit plans; and more.
  • Onsite Nurse Practitioner (at our Austin office): for your minor illnesses and injuries, as well as preventative health education and healthy lifestyle coaching.
  • Employee Assistance Program: free, confidential, and personalized services for employees and family members.
  • Hybrid Workplace: TCEQ’s work environment supports both in-office and remote workers.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: includes TCEQ’s Leadership and Management Excellence Program.
  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement: for work-related training and certification.
  • Employee Events and Recognition: We value our employees’ dedication and commitment to accomplishing TCEQ’s mission.
  • Free Parking: at all of our locations statewide.

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  • Charitable Giving: annual campaign that features the convenience of payroll deduction. See Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) for more information.
  • State of Texas Discount Purchase Program: for employees and their immediate families, this online marketplace offers discounts on products and services ranging from computers and theme park passes, to wireless service and education programs.
  • Legal Protection: access to affordable legal help for employees through the Texas Legal Protection Plan .
  • Student Loan Forgiveness: you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program .


Benefits + Salary: View Your Total Compensation Package

As a State of Texas employee, you receive both direct and indirect compensation, which includes benefits.

Besides your salary, the state pays for your health insurance, matching retirement contribution, longevity pay, paid time off, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.

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