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Getting Started

Are you new to public service in Washington? If so, you have choices to make. Decide now.

DCP — The Way to Save

The Deferred Compensation Program can supplement your retirement with
tax-deferred savings. See how.

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1099-R Form

Your 1099-R Form will be mailed by the end of January. As early as Jan. 24, you can also get a copy of your 1099-R by logging into your retirement account.

Change My Address

Active members, update your address through your employer. Retirees and inactive members, now you can change your address online. It's easy! Log in to online account access. Or you can submit a paper address change form.

Create a Benefit Self-Estimate

You can use your online account to create benefit estimates based on your actual member data.

Plan Choice

New members of PERS, SERS and TRS have 90 days to choose between two different pension plans — Plan 2 and Plan 3. Inside the Plan Choice booklet, you'll find information, tools and resources that will help you determine your goals for retirement and how best to meet them.

 


Early Retirement

As a Plan 2 or 3 member of PERS, SERS or TRS, you have the option to retire early and begin receiving a retirement benefit once you meet the minimum service requirements.

Purchasing an Annuity

If you're a member of TRS, WSPRS or LEOFF Plan 2, you can supplement your monthly benefit by making a one-time, lump sum payment to purchase an annuity. Read the TRS Plans brochure or the LEOFF Plan 2 and WSPRS Plans 1 and 2 brochure to learn more.

Purchasing Service Credit

You may purchase additional service credit to increase your monthly retirement benefit. You can purchase additional service credit only at the time of your retirement. You cannot use the additional service credit to qualify for retirement.