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April 2018 COLA to be 3.32%

The projected CPI, (COLA) cost of living adjustment for the LEOFF 1 Retirement System is due in April. The COLA is based on your retirement date. For retirement dates between: April 2, 2017 – March 31,2018 0.00% January 1, 2017 – April 1, 2017 3.32% April 2, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016 5.68% Prior to […]

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HB 2719 on Hold

On January 23rd the House Committee on Local Government conducted a hearing on HB 2719.  You can view that hearing on TVW.  (Starts at about 20 min, then has a break and then then public testimony begins at about 40 min.) On its face, the bill appears very simple in that it simply raised the […]

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Hearings on HB 2719

This coming week will have two hearings on this bill. Jan 23 — Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM Jan 25 — Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM See the bill analysis — it really says nothing in terms […]

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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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