Archive | Miscellaneous

This category if for information that does not deal directly with the pension plan but is of general interest to members of the system.

DRS possible suspension of certain services July 1

The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating or capital budgets for the 2017–19 Biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not enact budgets by June 30, state agencies will have to implement full or partial shutdowns. While we still expect the budgets to be approved by June 30, the state […]

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SCPP Meeting May 16, 2017

The Select Committee will review legislation that passed and failed to pass from the current session.  There does not appear to be anything of specific concern on the agenda for this meeting. May 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.* House Hearing Room B Olympia AGENDA *These times are estimates and are subject to change […]

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Job Opportunity | BAILIFF/SECURITY OFFICER

The Supreme Court in Olympia, Washington would like to bring to your attention an exciting opportunity. We are seeking to fill one full time Bailiff/Security Officer position. The Bailiff/Security Officer functions and responsibilities include responsibility for the courtroom operations of the Supreme Court, maintaining official hearing records, providing and coordinating security on-site and when the […]

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Welcome to LEOFF1.Net

We have recently experienced a hacking attack and have moved the site to a new server.  The attackers had attached themselves to a web form and were using it to send out spam emails by the multiple thousands.  In order to protect the site, we have eliminated the the vulnerability and moved the site management […]

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Joe Fischnaller Passes

We are sad to report that Joe Fischnaller passed away on Sunday, April 9th.  His passing represents a huge loss to all retired police officers and fire fighters.  Joe, even after retiring from Seattle to Moses Lake, always remained ready to assist us at any time.  He was a source for quick legal answers and […]

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2016 COLA | 2.28%

The COLA for 2016 is estimated to be 2.28%.  This is based on calculations using the BLS CPI tables but the official number will have to wait until the Actuary makes the calculation.  OSA usually releases that figure in March. Consumer Price Index – Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers Series Id: CWUSA423AA0 Not Seasonally […]

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Needed Vigilance

Originally published on 08/16/2014  “A contract is a contract, except when it isn’t.” We have just published a couple of recent articles dealing with a State Supreme Court decision relative to a gainsharing provision in the Teachers Retirement System. See  this article for details… While these decisions have no direct impact on LEOFF 1, they […]

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Supreme Court rulings issued in gain sharing, UCOLA lawsuits

August 14, 2014 The Washington State Supreme Court today issued opinions in two cases related to the state’s pension systems. One case involves gain sharing provisions and early retirement benefits for members of certain state retirement plans; the other involves an annual increase for retirees in two closed pension plans (also known as the Uniform […]

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Retired Police – Right to Carry Firearm

Improving the Concealed Carry Law This article is from the Law Officer  – Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – by Laura L. Scarry President Barack Obama quietly signed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 on Oct. 12, 2010. It went into effect immediately. This Act, S.1132, amends the previous Act, frequently referred […]

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