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 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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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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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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LEOFF 2 Board Meeting

Meeting Location: Washington State Investment Board2100 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Suite 100Olympia, WA 98502 LEOFF PLAN 2 RETIREMENT BOARD MEETING AGENDA February 27, 2019 – 9:30AM 1.      Legislative Update LEOFF 2 Endorsed Bills Other Bills of Interest Budget Bills 2.      Administrative Update Outreach Activities

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SB 5894 Introduced.

AN ACT Relating to clarifying that the firefighters’ pension levy may continue to be levied to fund benefits under the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ retirement system; and amending RCW 41.16.060. See the bill information.See the bill. This bill will have a hearing on Monday February 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm in the Senate Ways […]

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A change to Disability Boards?

The legislature has been in session for about a month and we now have a bill dealing with LEOFF 1 issues.  It is HB 2051 and the companion Senate version SB 5920.  The bill has bi-partisan support and is drafted to address some concerns that were expressed in the Select Committee meeting. You can view […]

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A Letter from Ken Crowder

Editor’s Note: This letter was written in response to comments published in a recent LEOFF I Coalition newsletter. Greetings to all LEOFF 1 members. Recently I obtained a copy of the LEOFF 1 Coalition newsletter that I am told was mailed to some LEOFF 1 members. At first glance it appeared that their primary purpose […]

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Fixing Initiative 940

It is important for the Legislature to fix initiatives that don’t work as intended, but it is just as important that we follow the law when we do it. This is the real lesson of Initiative 940. This measure, approved by voters last November, imposes new rules on police use of deadly force. More than […]

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Cases could open door to pension cuts for California workers

By JONATHAN J. COOPER , Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For decades in California, a sacrosanct rule has governed public employees’ pensions: Benefits promised can never be taken away. But cases before the state Supreme Court threaten to reverse that premise and open the door to benefit cuts for workers still on the job. […]

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