As an elected or governor-appointed official, you are eligible to join a state retirement plan. If you earn at least 90 times the state minimum hourly wage and decide to participate, your contributions will begin the first day of your current term and continue until you separate from employment.
Note: If you are a city manager or administrator, you must choose to participate within 30 days from your hire date or your costs could increase significantly. Contact DRS for more information.
The retirement plans vary by the type of official position you hold: local, state or governor-appointed. See the following links for information specific to your plan. If you have never been a member of a DRS pension plan, select the PERS Plans 2 and 3 link for your type of office.
You were elected or appointed to a position with a local government
Your position was appointed by the governor and is subject to confirmation by the state Legislature
To enroll in an elected or governor-appointed official retirement plan, submit the following form:
When we receive your form, we’ll notify your employer of your membership choice.
Rules vary by position for TRS Plan 1 members. Please contact the Elected Official Team at 360-664-7966 in the Olympia area or toll-free at 800-547-6657, extension 47966.