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.

5453 Research

The following articles deal with merger issues. There are lots more on this site but these should provide some good background info. TRS Underfundinghttps://leoff1.net/2016/09/04/trs-underfunding/ By Admin on September 4, 2016 in 2016 Legislature, LEOFF 1/TRS 1 Merger, Merger One of the major concerns of LEOFF 1 members about the proposed TRS 1/LEOFF 1 merger is […]

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Public Records Request

The Department of Retirement Systems has received a public records request that The Seattle Times seeks information about all members of the state’s retirement systems, including all retirees and inactive members, for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. This is a recurring request, and DRS has provided to this requestor the same […]

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Agent Orange Benefits

Notice to all LEOFF members and fellow Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War, January 9, 1962-May 7,1975. Some of you may have a disability caused by exposure to Agent Orange during that time and don’t even know it. There are a couple requirements that have to be met to include boots […]

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Comments from King County Paramedics

July 23, 2020 King County Paramedics – IAFF Local 2595Post Office Box 5310  Kent, WA      98064 – 5310 ****OPEN LEITER TO THE CITIZENS OF KING COUNTY•••• We wish we had the answers to racial inequality and racism. We don’t, but we recognize that African American communities are in pain and rightfully so. The lAFF Local […]

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Legislation/Cronovirus/Riots

Many have recently received a mailing from the Coalition.  It looks like a membership application but really is just another fundraiser.  We recommend you ignore it.  We detail our reasoning here. We have been quiet for some time.  There are reasons for that.  First there was not much to report since the last session of […]

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Can they defund the pension?

Several people have contact us about the demand by the protestors and rioters in Seattle that they defund the police and pensions as well. Well, they can’t. Take a look at this article from Newsweek that explains the issue quite well. A demand from demonstrators in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized/Occupied Protest (CHOP) to scrap funding […]

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Coalition Creates Membership

We were excited to see the Coalition move to create a membership organization.  Sadly, they have failed in that effort and just created another fund-raising venue.  View their new by-laws. At LEOFF1.Net we have always objected to the Coalition’s claim to represent all LEOFF 1 members, active, retired or beneficiary simply because they have never […]

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LEOFF 1 2020 COLA

The LEOFF 1 COLA for 2020 will be 2.14%. This is for anyone who retired prior to April 2, 2018. See the table below if your retired after that date. Retirement Dates COLA April 2, 2019 to March 31, 2020 0.00% January 1, 2019 to April 1, 2019  2.14% April 2, 2018 to December 31, […]

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