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Benefits Summits now available


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?


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


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


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


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.


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...