Subject: DRS Email 13-027, Elected/Governor Appointed Officials...

  • Notice No.: 13-027
  • Date: December 3, 2013
  • Applies to: All Employers
  • Subject: DRS Email 13-027, Elected/Governor Appointed Officials and Transferring to Plan 3 Reminder

Elected/Governor Appointed Officials and Membership

Elected Officials and Governor Appointed Officials are exempt from mandatory membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). However, they can apply and become a member if they choose to do so. If you have anyone in an elected official position (either elected to office or appointed to the elected position) or in a position that is appointed directly by the Governor, please contact the DRS Elected Official Team at (360) 664-7966. For state agencies this may impact your agency head if he or she was appointed directly by the Governor. Please click on the following link for more information regarding elected officials.

Plan 2 to Plan 3 Transfer Opportunity

As you know, eligible Plan 2 members who would like to transfer to Plan 3 must complete the Member Information Form (MIF). Please remind these individuals they must provide you with the MIF by January 31, 2014 to become a Plan 3 member. You can verify if a member is eligible to transfer to Plan 3 by accessing Member Reporting Verification (MRV). For additional information regarding this process see transferring to Plan 3.


Should you have questions, please reply to this notice or call Employer Support Services at 360-664-7200, option 2, or 800-547-6657, option 6, option 2.