Effective Oct. 27, 2017, DRS will implement changes to the Eservices reporting tool to meet the provisions of Section 963 of the 2017-19 state operating budget. You’ll recall that these provisions make LEOFF Plan 2 employers responsible for funding both the employer and state contributions owed on LEOFF Plan 2 basic salary earned for services rendered by members whose services were provided directly, or indirectly, to a non-LEOFF employer. (Please refer to DRS Email 17-014 for additional information).
The changes in Eservices will allow a LEOFF employer to report to DRS the total compensation amount attributable to basic salary earned by LEOFF Plan 2 members for services rendered directly or indirectly to a non-LEOFF employer during an earning period. Since this compensation data collected will be at the employer level rather than the employee level, it will not in any way change the normal transmittal earnings reporting that LEOFF employers do for their LEOFF Plan 2 employees.
LEOFF employers can preview the upcoming Eservices changes and ask questions via live WebEx overview sessions hosted by DRS in October. Below is a list of the upcoming sessions. DRS will email you the links to all three overview sessions by October 16, 2017.
If you have any questions regarding this DRS Notice, please contact Employer Support Services at 360-664-7200, option 2, or 1-800-547-6657, option 6, option 2; or email us.