Dec 14, 2016

Re-posted from the Department of Retirement Systems LEOFF and WSPRS retirees who retired before having an opportunity to buy a state-offered annuity are being provided a special window to do so. The purchase option, which will be…

Nov 04, 2016

The LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board has received the Public Pensions Standards 2016 Recognition Award for Funding from the Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC). This is the second year in a row the Board was awarded this honor. The (PPCC) is…

Jul 08, 2016
From the President of NCPERS: Participating in a pension plan for public employees can be a great first step to protecting your family’s future. But, if you’re like many, your needs may not be fully met by your pension plan. That’s where…
Mar 24, 2016

In accordance to RCW 41.26.440, a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will be applied to LEOFF 2 member benefits. The COLA will go into effect July 1, 2016 as follows:…

Mar 14, 2016

The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) has just released a new online tool to help you ensure your remaining benefit will quickly go to the right person(s) down the road. Now you can update your beneficiary choices, including mailing…

Feb 29, 2016
Your 2015 annual retirement account statement is now available from the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). Simply log in to your…
Jan 28, 2016
It’s a commonly held belief among LEOFF 2 members that they should retire before July 1 in order to maximize the cost of living adjustment (COLA) they will receive. By retiring before July 1, you are eligible to receive your COLA one year sooner…
Jan 22, 2016
Reposted for the Department of Retirement Systems Have you discovered the convenience and security of using direct deposit for your retirement benefit payments? If not, now is a great time to sign up. DRS has made it easier than ever to…
Jan 04, 2016
The 114th Congress passed the ‘Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act’ in June of 2015. This bill amended the Internal Revenue Code to allow federal law enforcement officers and fire fighters to avoid the 10 percent tax penalty on TSP…