What's New

Upgrade Resource Center now available

18-Jun-2015

Editor's note [Oct. 1, 2015]: the date for the Plan 3 record keeper transfer has changed from Oct. 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. As a result, the upgrade resource center (/transition/home.html) is bei...

ALERT – Pension advance companies aggressively targeting Washington government and military retirees

15-May-2015

Washington state government and military retirees have been targeted by salespeople and advertising from pension advance companies offering immediate lump sum loans in exchange for future pension ...

New record keeper for Plan 3

23-Mar-2015

At the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), your needs come first. As a result, we have some changes coming Oct. 1, 2015. We are pleased to announce Empower Retirement, formerly Great-West Fina...

TRS Plan 3 January rate change window ends this year

08-Jan-2015

January 2015 is the last time TRS Plan 3 members have the opportunity to change contribution rates without changing employers. Since 2004, TRS Plan 3 members could change their contribution rate e...

DRS selects Empower Retirement as record keeper for Plan 3 and DCP customers

22-Dec-2014

Customers of Washington state’s Plan 3 retirement systems and Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) will be served by a single record keeper starting in October of next year, the state Departm...

Retirement Strategy Fund lineup changes in January

18-Dec-2014

Every five years, a new Retirement Strategy Fund is added to DRS’ investment options to serve younger members entering the workforce. Each of the 12 Retirement Strategy Funds has a diversifi...