New Member


As a public employee, you are eligible for retirement benefits administered by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). Here are the most important things you need to do:

  •   Sign up for Online Account Access.
  •   If you are a member of PERS, TRS or SERS, watch the Plan Choice Video and review your Plan Choice information. You have 90 days to make a plan choice.
  •   If you are a higher education employee first hired on or after 7/1/11 and are eligible to participate in a HERP, review your choices. You have 30 days to make a choice.
  •   Review your Plan Handbook.
    • Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Plan 2 or Plan 3
    • Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Plan 2 or Plan 3
    • School Employees' Retirement System (SERS) Plan 2 or Plan 3
    • Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) Plan 2
    • Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF) Plan 2
    • Washington State Patrol Retirement System (WSPRS) Plan 2
  •  Interested in DCP? Discover DCP and sign up. DCP is a supplemental retirement savings program. Check with your employer to see whether you are eligible. If you are a new full-time state or higher education employee, or if your organization participates in automatic enrollment, see DCP Automatic Enrollment.
  •   Fill out your Beneficiary Designation form.
  •   If you have prior membership in a DRS administered system or the retirement systems of Seattle, Tacoma or Spokane, contact us.

Contact Us

As a retirement plan member, you can get up-to-date information on this website. You can also call or email us with your questions.