Elected or Governor-Appointed Official

As an elected or governor-appointed official, you can receive retirement benefits. However, you must meet the minimum requirements for your plan and position, and choose to participate or you will be exempt from membership.

Note: If you are a city manager or administrator you must choose to participate within 30 days from your hire date, or your costs may increase significantly. Please contact DRS for more information.

If you meet the minimum requirements and decide to participate, you will continue plan membership until you separate from employment.

To establish your participation, contact the Elected Official Team at 360-664-7966 in the Olympia area, or toll-free at 800-547-6657, extension 47966. When you call, please be prepared to provide us with your:

  • Elected or governor-appointed position;
  • Employer; and
  • Current and past terms of office.

State-Elected Official

You were elected to statewide office (including election to the state Legislature)

Locally-Elected Official

You were elected or appointed to an elected position with a local government

Governor-Appointed Official

You were appointed to office directly by the Governor, and your appointment was confirmed by the Legislature

TRS Plan 1 Locally-Elected or Governor-Appointed Officials

Rules vary by position for TRS Plan 1 members. Please contact the Elected Official Team at 360-664-7966 in the Olympia area, or toll-free at 800-547-6657, extension 47966.