WAC 415-112-125

If I am eligible, how can I establish membership?

If you are a teacher as defined in WAC 415-112-120 and meet the conditions in the following table, you established TRS membership. Your plan status depends upon the date you established membership, as indicated in the following table:
Period of Service
Type of Employment
Plan
Prior to 10/01/771/
(1) You were mandated into membership, if:
(a) You were contracted to teach full time, as defined in RCW 41.32.240; and
Plan 1
 
(b) You were employed for ninety calendar days.
 
 
(2) If you were employed less than full time, you were a member if you:
 
 
(a) Worked the equivalent of ninety or more full-time days2/ during a fiscal year; and
 
 
(b) Established membership under RCW 41.32.240 prior to 10/01/77.
 
10/01/77 through 06/06/90
(1) If you were contracted to teach full time, you were required to be a member.
(2) If you were employed as a substitute teacher or less than full time, you were a member if you:
Plan 2
 
(a) Worked the equivalent of ninety or more full-time days2/ during a fiscal year;
 
 
(b) Worked at least ninety hours during one month; and
 
 
(c) Established membership under RCW 41.32.240.
 
06/07/90
through 08/31/91
(1) You were a member if you:
(a) Were employed in an eligible position as defined in RCW 41.32.010 (37)(a);
Plan 2
 
(b) Worked two consecutive months of ninety hours or more of compensated employment each month during an annual period September through August.
 
 
(2) If you were a substitute teacher, you were a member if you:
 
 
(a) Worked two consecutive months of ninety hours or more of compensated employment each month during an annual period September through August; and
 
 
(b) Established membership under RCW 41.32.013.
 
09/01/91
through 06/30/96
(1) If you were employed in an eligible position as defined in RCW 41.32.010 (37)(b), you were required to be a member.
(2) If you were employed as a substitute teacher, you were a member if you:
Plan 2
 
(a) Worked at least five months of seventy hours or more of compensated employment during an annual period September through August; and
 
 
(b) Established membership under RCW 41.32.013.
 
07/01/96
(1) If you were employed in an eligible position as defined in RCW 41.32.010 (37)(b), you were required to be a member.
Plan 3
 
(2) If you were employed as a substitute teacher, you were a member if you:
 
 
(a) Worked at least five months of seventy hours or more of compensated employment during an annual period September through August; and
 
 
(b) Established membership under RCW 41.32.013.
 
1/
If you previously established Plan 1 membership as detailed above, you may reestablish Plan 1 membership after October 1, 1977.
2/
The equivalent of a full-time day is the sum of partial days, which, when added together, equal one full-time day.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 41.32.240, 41.32.780, 41.32.835, 41.32.013. WSR 05-12-042, § 415-112-125, filed 5/25/05, effective 6/25/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5). WSR 04-21-080, § 415-112-125, filed 10/20/04, effective 11/20/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.32 RCW. WSR 02-18-046, § 415-112-125, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 00-10-015, § 415-112-125, filed 4/21/00, effective 5/22/00; WSR 95-16-053, § 415-112-125, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.]