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Annual retirement statements for education employees are now available

02-Nov-2017

Education employees, your annual retirement statement (for the 2016-17 school year) is now available from the state Department of Retirement Systems. If you’re a member of one of the followin...

Benefits Summits now available

14-Apr-2017

The Department of Retirement Systems offers live Benefits Summit (/education/summit.html) events for early- and mid-career members. The summits are held throughout Washington and we are always...

Plan 2/3 teachers and school employees ask: What's the best retirement month for me?

28-Mar-2017

When it comes to retirement planning, teachers and school employees in Plans 2 and 3 often ask whether it’s better to retire at the end of June (when they stop working) or in September (when their...

New cost-of-living-adjustments established for 2017

09-Mar-2017

New cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for DRS-administered retirement systems and plans have been established for 2017. LEOFF Plan 1 COLAs take effect April 1, 2017. COLAs for all other plans tak...

Annual retirement statements available online

06-Mar-2017

If you’re an active member of one of the retirement systems named below (or an inactive Public Employees’ Retirement System member who worked for an education employer), your 2016 annual statement...

Retirement webinars now available

08-Feb-2017

The Department of Retirement Systems now offers live webinars on a variety of retirement topics for DRS members and participants in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). Find out more about you...

1099-R tax form available online.

18-Jan-2017

Retired and waiting for your 1099-R for tax purposes? Your 1099-R form will be mailed by the end of January. Beginning Jan. 23, you can get a copy of your 1099-R by signing in to your retirement a...