(corrected 3/13/2023) The April 2023 DRS COLA for LEOFF 1 is 8.81%. That should show up in your check issued the end of April. Remember, if you are a recipient of a city escalator check under 41.20 or 41.18, your city check adjusts to meet your guaranteed rate. DRS announced the LEOFF 2 COLA in […]
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.
Pension Benefit Payout
Today many of you have received a deposit from DRS that represents the special benefit payout. If you are duty related disability retired, you will note that the payment is short of the amount anticipated. This amount may vary from person to person. As of 10:30 AM, January 13, 2023, we are advised by DRS […]
We have learned that scammers are contacting LEOFF retirees by phone and requesting personal information. The scammers are posing as representatives of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). DRS will NOT call you to get personal information or about the benefit enhancement. They are mailing letters to all retirees and emailing when email information […]
LEOFF Benefit Improvement Bills
GOOD NEWS! SINCE SSB 5791 PASSED THE LEGISLATURE, WAS SIGNED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE ON MARCH 8TH, WAS DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR ON MARCH 9TH, AND SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR ON MARCH 24, 2022 For this reason, the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (“DRS”) has put […]
SSB 5791 to be Signed March 24th
GOOD NEWS! SINCE SSB 5791 PASSED THE LEGISLATURE, WAS SIGNED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE ON MARCH 8TH, WAS DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR ON MARCH 9TH, AND IS TO BE SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR ON MARCH 24, 2022 IT WILL IMMEDIATELY BECOME THE LAW For this reason, the […]
SSB 5791 | The Next Step
THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY VOTED ON FEBRUARY 24TH TO GIVE SSB 5791 A “DO PASS” RECOMMENDATION THIS MEANS THAT THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE RULES COMMITTEE FOR ANOTHER VOTE. PLEASE SEND EMAILS TO EACH REPRESENTATIVE ON THE RULES COMMITTEE ASKING FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF SSB 5791. The House Appropriations Committee today voted unanimously […]
House Appropriations Emails
House Appropriations Committee Members: https://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/APP/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx Committee Members email addresses: Timm.firstname.lastname@example.org Steve.Berquist@leg.wa.gov Mia.Gregerson@leg.wa.gov Nicole.Macri@leg.wa.gov Drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov Kelly.Chambers@leg.wa.gov Chris.Corry@leg.wa.gov Drew.MacEwen@leg.wa.gov Matt.Boehnke@leg.wa.gov Michelle.Caldier@leg.wa.gov Bruce.Chandler@leg.wa.gov Paul.Harris@leg.wa.gov Larry.Hoff@leg.wa.gov Cyndy.Jacobsen@leg.wa.gov Debra.Lekanoff@leg.wa.gov Gerry.Pollet@leg.wa.gov Skyler.Rude@leg.wa.gov Cindy.Ryu@leg.wa.gov Joe.Schmick@leg.wa.gov Tana.Senn@leg.wa.gov Larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov Mike.Steele@leg.wa.gov MonicaJurado.Stonier@leg.wa.gov Pat.Sullivan@leg.wa.gov Steve.Tharinger@leg.wa.gov Frank.Chopp@leg.wa.gov Eileen.Cody@leg.wa.gov Laurie.Dolan@leg.wa.gov Laurie.Dolan@leg.wa.gov Mary.Dye@leg.wa.gov Joe.Fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov Noel.Frame@leg.wa.gov Drew.Hansen@leg.wa.gov Jesse.Johnson@leg.wa.gov
SSB 5791 nears the goal post.
It took a good amount of effort by a lot of people, but we have managed to get this bill through the Senate. It represents a significant benefit enhancement for all LEOFF 1 members — basically a lump sum payment of $100 per month of service to be paid next January. So if you worked […]
SSB 5791 Passes in the Senate
Today we got SB 5791 passed in the Senate. This is great news but the battle continues as we must get the bill passed in the House and signed by the Governor. There remains a lot to do. Everyone is urged to talk to your legislators and push for this bill.
Senate Bill 5791 | Update
SB 5791 was passed out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee 24 – 0 a unanimous vote. The Committee by a vote 22–2 forwarded the bill to the Rules committee with a recommendation of do pass. We now have to get the bill passed out of the Senate Rules committee to the Senate floor […]