WACOPS Update

Editor’s Note: WACOPS is essentially a lobbying organization that represents most of the Police Officers and Deputy Sheriffs in the state. COMPAS and FOP are similar and represents officers from Seattle, King County and some small jurisdictions. I post this information so that you will have a clear understanding of the concerns of our LEOFF […]

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Merger Cancelled

We received the following email from Senator Van De Wege today: This is to let you know that the proposed LEOFF 1 and 2 merger will not be moving forward for the 2019 session.  There will be no more stakeholder meetings. The meeting this Friday, March 29th, is cancelled. I would like to thank everyone […]

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2nd Stakeholder Meeting

The second stakeholder meeting for the LEOFF 1/LEOFF 2 merger proposal was held on March 22, 2019.  As with the first meeting it was well attended but as with the first meeting nothing was accomplished.  It is just about impossible to have a meeting with 20 or 30 people and accomplish anything when dealing with […]

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Some Unanswered Questions

Here are three sets of answers in response to Senator Van De Wege’s request prior to the March 22nd stakeholder meeting. None of the answers were seriously discussed and no answers were provided–at least no satisfactory answers. Greeting Senator Van De Wege, Thank you for your inquiry.  Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the […]

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State Revenue Projections

OLYMPIA — As lawmakers prepare to unveil their supplemental budget proposals next week they received good news Thursday about state revenue projections that look to increase by about $1.3 billion more than expected through 2021. The numbers released by the Office of Financial Management at a meeting of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed […]

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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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