HB 2719 Notification

Once again we were notified by the Retired Firefighters of Washington that HB 2719 was introduced in the House to amend RCW 41.26 the LEOFF I Retirement System.  The amendment would only require cities with a population of 30,000 to establish a LEOFF I Disability Board.  As Dick explained this bill is now subject to […]

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Legislative Update 2018 | First week.

The Legislature has been in session since Monday, January 8th.  Today we have seen the first bill this session that would impact LEOFF 1 HB 2719 was introduced today.  All it appears to do is to increase the size of population for a city to be required to establish a LEOFF 1 disability board.  This […]

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Washington State DRS 1099-R available Jan. 20

Retired and looking for your 1099-R form for tax purposes? Beginning Jan. 20 you can access it by signing in to your DRS retirement account and then selecting the 1099R link on the left side of the page. From there you can view it or print a copy. Hard copies of the form will be […]

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Legislature Opens on January 8th

The Legislature will convene for a Regular Session on January 8, 2018.  This is a short session of 60 days and by the State Constitution the regular session must end by March 8, 2018.  Of course they can always have special sessions after the regular session ends.  Given the balance of membership between the D’s […]

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WACOPS Press Release on I 940

While not a LEOFF 1 issue, the proposed Initiative 940 represents a real threat to effective law enforcement and more particularly to the careers of law enforcement officers, so we are publishing this press release for your information. December 15, 2017: Last week, Initiative 940, which changes protections for officers in a use-of-force incident, was […]

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WACOPS I-940 Press Release

December 7, 2017 WACOPS is fighting to strengthen the rights and quality of life for those who have dedicated their careers to protecting and serving our communities. We do not believe today, or at any time during this debate, that changing the current use of force law (RCW 9A.16.040) will reduce violent interactions between law […]

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SCPP Meeting | December 12, 2017

Select Committee on Pension Policy Regular Committee Meeting December 12, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. House Hearing Room B Olympia AGENDA 10:00 a.m.   1. Approval of November Minutes 10:05 a.m.   2. DRS Briefing:  Retroactive Impacts – Shawn Merchant, Legislative and Stakeholder Relations Director, Department of Retirement  Systems    Executive Session 10:25 a.m.   3. Plans 1 […]

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New WACOPS Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the WACOPS Board of Directors has hired its newest Executive Director: Teresa Taylor. Most recently, Taylor has served for nearly seven years as Executive Vice President of Kitsap Building Association (KBA) in Bremerton, Wash. She had been with KBA since February 2006 where she also served as Government Affairs Director prior […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | November 2017

We are having a problem with filling our firefighter and law enforcement officer positions on LEOFF I Disability Boards and Prior Act Pension Boards. Some of the existing members under the jurisdiction of these boards live out of the area, in other cities, towns and states, or due to age or health, are not able […]

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SCPP Meeting 11/14/2017

11/14/2017 | 10:00 a.m. Full Committee House Hearing Rm B John L. O’Brien Building Olympia, WA Agenda: 1. Approval of October Minutes. 2. WSIB Update. 3. DRS Update. 4. LEOFF 2 Board Update: Military Service Credit Study. 5. Public Hearing with Possible Executive Session. a. Plans 1 COLA Proposal. 6. Work Session. a. Tribal Schools […]

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