The Houston Police Officers' Pension System (HPOPS or the System) is subject to Subchapters A and C of Chapter 804 of the Texas Government Code (the Government Code). In general, Chapter 804 precludes the System from paying any part of a member's or retired member's interest under the System to any other person unless the payment is pursuant to a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
HPOPS will not release a member's pension information to any individual or entity without the member's written permission or a subpoena from a court of law for the member's pension records.
This is the checklist used to determine if a DRO is "Qualified".
This is the HPOPS' QDRO Policy which was last updated by the Board of Trustees on September 8, 2016. This policy guides HPOPS staff in their administration and implementation of QDROs.
In order to assist you in drafting a QDRO, with respect to benefits under the System, please use the links below for model QDROs that you can download. These models have been prepared for your convenience in drafting a DRO (Domestic Relations Order) for submission to HPOPS for certification.
This model form is for a Member who is required to make support payments to a child or children.
This model should be utilized to divide an HPOPS member's benefit that are to be paid to a spouse.