WSR 03-21-099

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed October 17, 2003, 10:04 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 415-06-100 How do I contact the department?

Purpose: Explains how to contact the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.50.050(5).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.250.

Summary: Update to website address.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Merry A. Kogut, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, (360) 664-7291.

Name of Proponent: Department of Retirement Systems, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule is being amended to explain that a member who transfers from PERS to SERS, and then back to PERS, will have choice rights. The amendment reflects existing DRS practice and procedure. This amendment is necessary as part of implementing the Public Employees' Retirement System Plan 3.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Updates website address to new address.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These amendments have no effect on businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The Department of Retirement Systems is not one of the named departments in RCW 34.05.328.

Hearing Location: Department of Retirement Systems, 6835 Capitol Boulevard, Conference Room 115, Tumwater, WA, on November 25, 2003, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact the rules coordinator by seven days before the hearing, is possible, phone (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, e-mail merryk@drs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Merry A. Kogut, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, e-mail Merryk@drs.wa.gov, fax (360) 753-3166, by 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: No sooner than November 26, 2003.

October 9, 2003

Merry A. Kogut

Rules Coordinator

OTS-6694.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-017, filed 8/24/01, effective 9/24/01)

WAC 415-06-100   How do I contact the department?   (1) Mailing address: Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380.

(2) Street address: 6835 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater, WA 98501.

(3) Phone numbers: (360) 664-7000 or toll-free (outside Olympia area) 1 (800) 547-6657, or TDD (for the hearing impaired) (360) 586-5450.

(4) E-mail address: recep@drs.wa.gov.

(5) Website: ((http://www.wa.gov/drs)) http://www.drs.wa.gov.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 41.50.055(5), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 42.17.250. 01-18-017, 415-06-100, filed 8/24/01, effective 9/24/01; Order 4, 415-06-100, filed 7/27/77.]

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