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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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Address, Name And Beneficiary Changes

You can update your name and address through your employer. Once you sign up for online account access, you can update your beneficiary. Or you can submit a paper Beneficiary Designation 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 or Service Credit

Purchasing an annuity or service credit can supplement your monthly benefit. Purchases must be made at the time of retirement. You cannot use the purchases to qualify for retirement.