DRSN e08-007, Annual Statements & Sequencing

DRS Notice

  • Notice No.: 08-007
  • Date: February 6, 2008
  • Applies to: JRS, LEOFF, PERS, PSERS, WSPRS Employers
  • Subject: Annual Statements & Sequencing

Members’ annual statements coming in March

In March 2008, the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will provide you with the 2007 annual statements for active members for the following retirement systems:

  • Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ (LEOFF)
  • Judicial (JRS)
  • Public Employees’ (PERS)
  • Public Safety Employees’ (PSERS) and
  • Washington State Patrol (WSPRS)

Annual Statements are mailed to employers by retirement system (LEOFF, JRS, PERS, PSERS, WSPRS) so if you report for multiple systems, annual statements may arrive on different dates. For more information regarding what information is presented on the annual statement, refer to the Detailed Information heading below.

To request a specific order for your statements

Each reporting group’s statements will be printed and sent to you in alphabetical order by member last name. If you want to receive them printed in any other sequence, please provide sequence control numbers to DRS.

Use the Control Number Field via the transmittal reporting process to record your sequencing information for each member. All updates and new sequence control numbers received by February 21, 2008 will be used.

Note: If you gave us sequence control numbers last year, the same numbers will be used this year unless you edit them. However, if you now want the statements in alphabetical order by last name, please contact ESS for further instructions. See additional sequencing information.

Detailed Information

When the statements are folded, the employee’s name and address will show through a window envelope. If you choose you can mail the statement directly to the member’s home. We appreciate your help in distributing these confidential statements to your employees.

The following account information appears on the annual statement:

  • Service credit information for 2007
  • Total service credit
  • Member’s retirement contributions posted by DRS from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007, (which generally corresponds to contributions for the transmittal reporting periods from December 2006 through November 2007)
  • Total contributions and accumulated interest in the member’s account as of December 31, 2007
  • Plan 3 members will receive service credit information only. The Plan 3 members’ contribution information is reported to them quarterly by the ICMA Retirement Corporation
  • Beneficiary information (LEOFF 2 only)
  • Annual Salary (LEOFF 2 only)

If you have not received the statements by March 31, 2008, you should contact ESS. Refer members who have not received a statement to the DRS Retirement Services Division at (360) 664-7000 or 1-800-547-6657.

Questions?

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.


George Pickett
Assistant Director of Administrative Services

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