DRS Advisory Committee

The Director of the Department of Retirement Systems established the DRS Retirement Advisory Committee as an administrative committee in July 1996 after the State Retirement Advisory Committee was eliminated by statute.

Nominated by Washington state member or retiree organizations, committee members are appointed by the DRS Director and serve for a minimum three-year term.


The committee's mission is to facilitate the sharing of information between DRS and the associations and organizations representing active and retired members of the public pension plans administered by DRS.


The objectives of the DRS Retirement Advisory Committee are to:

  • Identify and communicate client service issues to the Director
  • Communicate association and organization legislative initiatives to the Director
  • Share information provided by the Director with constituents
  • Develop and recommend ways to improve communication between DRS and active and retired members


The DRS Advisory Committee's 2016 meetings will be held April 15 and Nov. 4. Meetings will begin at 9:30 am, end at noon and be held in the DRS Boardroom at 6835 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater, WA. Meeting minutes will be posted after committee approval.

For information about the Advisory Committee, please call (360) 664-7312 or write to DRS, Attention: Advisory Committee, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380.