This week, the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) is mailing a postcard to all Plan 3 members reminding them of the upcoming “blackout” period for the transition of record keeping services from ICMA-RC to Empower Retirement. The blackout will occur from 1 pm Feb. 22 through 8 am March 4 (Pacific Time). During this time, Plan 3 members will have view-only access to their defined contribution account information at ICMA-RC and will not be able to complete transactional activities.
DRS has an online upgrade resource center for all information related to the record keeper change. This center includes an FAQ section for members with additional questions.
Members may also contact DRS Retirement Specialists at 800-547-6657, option 5, or 360-664-7062.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact Employer Support Services at 360-664-7200, option 2, or 800-547-6657, option 6 and then 2.