Subject: DRS Email 13-010, Statewide Training Workshops

  • Notice No.: 13-010
  • Date: May 30, 2013
  • Applies to: All Employers
  • Subject: DRS Email 13-010, Statewide Training Workshops

In order to provide on-going support and information to employers, Employer Support Services (ESS) is offering training at various locations throughout the state beginning June 18th and continuing through November.

As a result of a recent survey most of you indicated that you would prefer a full day of training versus two half-day sessions. Accordingly, we have scheduled full-day classes this year.

The topics covered will be:


  • Overview of DRS retirement systems and plans
  • Eligibility and membership – learn the rules of eligibility and how to report an employee
  • Service credit rules, restorations, and purchases
  • DRS internet – online services for members and employers


  • Reportable Compensation - learn how to determine if a payment is reportable or not
  • Status and type codes
  • Edit messages and transmittal reporting/reconciling
  • Making corrections via WBET
  • New legislation and other news

We are happy to provide you the opportunity to learn more about retirement and look forward to meeting you in person. Our goal is to help you learn how we can make your job easier.

For those of you who can’t make it to one of our workshops we will also be offering several live WebEx sessions. You can access the same training from your own desktop.

Register for a workshop or WebEx session now.

If you have questions, please reply to this notice or call ESS at 360-664-7200 (option 2) or 800-547-6657 (option 6, option 2).