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Notice to retirees – public records requests


The Department of Retirement Systems has received two public records requests for information about individuals who retired from a DRS-administered retirement system. After a thorough review, ...

Plan 2/3 teachers and school employees ask: What's the best retirement month for me?


When it comes to retirement planning, teachers and school employees in Plans 2 and 3 often ask whether it’s better to retire at the end of June (when they stop working) or in September (when their...

Notice to retirees - public records request


The Department of Retirement Systems has received a public records request for information about individuals who have retired from a DRS-administered retirement system. A copy of the request is av...

COLA rates established for 2019


Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for DRS-administered retirement systems and plans have been established for 2019. LEOFF Plan 1 COLAs will take effect April 1 and will be reflected in end-of-Apr...

Give your retirement an annual checkup


The start of the new year is a great time to check your service credit balance and contributions in your online retirement account. Simply log in (/oaa) to view your contribution totals. Select “P...

1099-R tax form available online Jan. 24


Looking for your 1099-R form for tax purposes? Beginning Jan. 24 you can access it by signing in to your retirement account (/oaa/) and then selecting the 1099R link from the main menu. From there...

Save more with DCP in 2019


The IRS has increased the amount you can save for retirement through the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). To ensure you are meeting your retirement goals, in 2019, you can increase your contri...

It's National Retirement Security Week!


Oct. 21-27 is National Retirement Security Week here in Washington and across the country. This week has been set aside to encourage you to check on how you're progressing toward your retirement g...

Looking ahead: Contribution rate changes coming in mid-2019


Member and employer contribution rates for Washington's retirement systems are established every two years. Rates for most of the retirement plans are approved by the Washington State Pension Fund...

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