What's New

Same-sex marriage

05-Dec-2012

Same-sex spouses of state retirement system members will be eligible for the same benefits as opposite-sex spouses under a new law that takes effect this week. The state’s Civil Marriage...

Court rules against repeal of annual increases for PERS 1, TRS 1 retirees

15-Nov-2012

A Thurston County Superior Court ruling has invalidated provisions of a 2011 law which discontinued annual benefit increases for retirees from the state’s older pension plans for state and l...

Referendum 74 blocks new law

26-Jun-2012

The Civil Marriage and Domestic Partnership law (ESSB 6239) (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6239&year=2012) passed by the 2012 Legislature is on hold. The Office of th...

Final order in gain sharing litigation clears the way for appeals

04-Jun-2012

The state of Washington has appealed portions of a King County Superior Court decision which invalidated the Legislature’s repeal of gain sharing benefits in 2007. The appeal was initiat...

Applying for Retirement is a Click Away

13-Apr-2012

It’s Online! A recent retiree told us we made it “fun.” Some have even compared it to the best-selling tax return software, TurboTax®. Another reviewer said it was “qu...

Nearing Retirement?

29-Feb-2012

Watch this short video to learn more about what you need to do as you get closer to retirement. The video quickly covers all the resources we’ve developed for you under the “Nearing Re...

Charitable Giving Made Easy

21-Feb-2012

Would you like a convenient way to make charitable contributions? The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) may be just what you’re looking for. As a retiree of a Washington State r...

Washington Saves Week

21-Feb-2012

DRS is proud to participate in Washington Saves Week (http://www.dfi.wa.gov/financial-education/wa-saves/) (February 19-26). For many of us, saving for retirement is often “out of sight, out...