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Merger Review

(Download a PDF version of this article.) At the first stakeholder meeting on March 14, 2019 we were presented with the latest version of the proposed LEOFF 1/LEOFF 2 merger. The document is titled “LEOFF MERGER DRAFT” is essentially the same as the version first circulated on February 23, 2019. Various versions of this proposal […]

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DRS to Release Info

Notice to retirees – public records request Posted 15-Mar-2019 (Editor’s Note: I would not be particularly concerned about this. These types of requests are common and some newspapers gather and publish this type of information on a regular basis.) The Department of Retirement Systems has received a public records request for information about individuals who […]

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2019 COLA | 3.36%

COLAs for LEOFF Plan 1 EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2019 –   Retirement Dates Adjustment April 2, 2018 – March 31, 2019 0.00% January 1, 2018 – April 1, 2018 3.36% April 2, 2017 – December 31, 2017 6.80% Prior to April 2, 2017 3.36%

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Merger – Stakeholder

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, there was a meeting hosted by Senator Van De Wege in Olympia. The stated purpose of the meeting was as a stakeholders’ meeting where consistent and factual information about the proposed merger of LEOFF 1 and LEOFF 2 would be shared. The meeting was attended by 19 people who signed […]

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HB 2051 Passes the House

HB 2051 expanding the eligibility of serving on Pension/Disability boards passed the House 96 to 0 on Saturday March 10, 2019. This bill allows any active or retired firefighter or law enforcement officer who resides within the jurisdiction served by the board to be elected to a Prior Act and Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire […]

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LEOSA Qualifications

HR218 Firearms Qualification / Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act 10:00 AM Saturday, May 04, 2019 Chehalis Police Department Range Chehalis, Washington   The LEASW invites you to join us for an 8:00 am no-host breakfast on Saturday, May 04, 2019 at the Denny’s Restaurant off Exit 76/Hwy I-5 in Chehalis, WA (east side of I-5). […]

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LEOFF Merger Again

Another Merger Proposal!!! (date corrected) Well, here we go again.  On February 21st Dick Warbrouck of the RFFOW was in Olympia for a hearing on bills dealing with pension board membership.  He was advised that he should meet with Senator Kevin Van De Wege.  The meeting was also attended by Steve Nelson, the Executive Director […]

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CPI

It is not official but it appears the April 1 CPI will be 3.36%. We will let you know when the official figure is available, but we are pretty sure this is accurate.

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Response to Ways & Means Testimony

Ken Crowder has responded to the testimony of Cliff Webb as follows: Re: SB 5920 Dear Chair Rolfes and Ranking Member Braun: I am writing on behalf of the 1400 LEOFF 1 members of our organization urging you to pass SB5920 as written. I have read the request written on behalf of Spokane International Airport. […]

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