DRS Notice 23-020, Secure Access Washington (SAW) warning

DRS Notice 23-020
Date: November 20, 2023
Applies to: All Employers
Subject: DRS Notice 23-020, Secure Access Washington (SAW) warning

Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) has notified state agencies that Washingtonians who use the Secure Access Washington (SAW) portal to access state services should be on the lookout for spoofed (fake) internet ads that pretend to be government links to SAW.

When going to a government agency website, make sure it has a .gov address. The only correct SAW address is https://secureaccess.wa.gov.

While the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) has not been made aware of any instances in which DRS employers have been affected by this incident, the department thought it important to notify our employer community as the Employer Reporting Application is built using WaTech’s SAW technology.

For more information and tips to help avoid being a victim of this incident, please visit this recent article on WaTech’s website.

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