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Retirement RCWs

The following links are to selected chapters of the RCW that apply to the administration of DRS and to state employees. These links are maintained by the Office of the Code Reviser.

Retirement RCWs

RCW 2.10Judicial Retirement System
RCW 2.12Judges’ Retirement Fund
RCW 28A.400Common School Provisions – Employees
RCW 28B.10Higher Education – Colleges and Universities Generally
RCW 41.04General Provisions (related to retirement and employment)
RCW 41.06State Civil Service Law
RCW 41.16Firemen’s Relief and Pensions — 1947 Act
RCW 41.18Firemen’s Relief and Pensions – 1955 Act
RCW 41.20Police Relief and Pensions in First Class Cities
RCW 41.26Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System
RCW 41.31Extraordinary Investment Gains – Plan 1 
RCW 41.31AExtraordinary Investment Gains – Plan 3 
RCW 41.32Teachers’ Retirement System
RCW 41.34Plan 3 Retirement System Contributions
RCW 41.35Washington School Employees’ Retirement System
RCW 41.37.015Public Safety Employees’ Retirement System
RCW 41.40Washington Public Employees’ Retirement System
RCW 41.44State-Wide City Employees’ Retirement System
RCW 41.45Actuarial Funding of State Retirement Systems
RCW 41.50Department of Retirement Systems 
RCW 41.54Portability of Public Retirement Benefits
RCW 43.43Washington State Patrol 
RCW 44.44Office of State Actuary — Joint Committee on Pension Policy

Related RCWs

RCW 19.85Regulatory Fairness Act
RCW 34.05Administrative Procedure Act
RCW 34.08Washington State Register Act
RCW 39.19Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises 
RCW 39.29Personal Service Contracts
RCW 41.05State Health Care Authority
RCW 42.17Disclosure – Campaign Finances – Lobbying – Public Records 
RCW 42.20Misconduct of Public Officers
RCW 42.30Open Public Meetings Act
RCW 42.40State Employee Whistleblower Protection 
RCW 42.52Ethics in Public Service 
RCW 43.05Technical Assistance Programs
RCW 43.33AState Investment Board
RCW 49.12Employment-Related Statistics
RCW 49.44Prohibited Practices
RCW 49.60Discrimination – Human Rights Commission

Updating Your Address and/or Name

Retirees, inactive members, beneficiaries and legal-order payees: You can update your address from your online retirement account. Just select “Address” from the welcome screen. If you need to update your name, fill out and send in a printed form as well as a copy of documentation showing the change.

Active members: Update your name and/or address through your employer. That new information will soon appear in your online retirement account.

Direct Deposit

Set up and manage direct deposit of your benefit payments from your online retirement account. Just follow the “Direct Deposit” directions under “My Account” in the navigation menu.

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

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.)