Online account

As a member or retiree in any DRS pension plan, you can securely access your retirement account online. And it takes just a few minutes to activate your account.

What can I do with an online account?

Employed members use online account access to:
  • View account information
  • Update beneficiaries
  • Send secure messages to DRS
  • Review service credit balance
  • Estimate your retirement benefit
  • Retire online
Retired members use online account access to:
  • Update your address information
  • Get copies of 1099-Rs
  • Send secure messages to DRS
  • Track your return-to-work hours
  • Sign up for direct deposit

If you are in Plan 3 or the Deferred Compensation Program, you have two ways to access your account.

Find out more.

System maintenance and downtime
DRS follows a regular schedule of maintenance and data processing on the systems that support online account services for our customers. During these periods, access to your online account will be limited or unavailable. 
How secure are DRS accounts?

The state of Washington takes security standards seriously. DRS security standards are equal to the strongest in private industry and the military. Computer networks are continuously monitored by security experts who watch for any sign of vulnerability.

The computer networks used to send and receive your retirement account information have a full range of security controls (multiple firewalls, anti-virus protections and others) to ensure your data is protected. Likewise, your login credentials (such as your ID and password) and the information within your account are encrypted.

All DRS employees are trained in best practices for securing your account information and understanding the threats to your personal information. Every DRS employee is required to pass Washington state security tests each year.

DRS also encourages you to follow recommended practices for protecting your personal information and safeguarding yourself against identify theft. For tips and guidance, see the state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection website.

Beneficiary Designation

Members, you can update your beneficiary information from your online retirement account. Select “My Account” in the navigation menu and then “View/Edit” beside “Beneficiary.”

(If you prefer to fill out and mail in a printed form, select this link.)