WSR 05-13-081




[ Filed June 14, 2005, 12:45 p.m. ]



(RCW 34.05.314)

JULY 1, 2005 - DECEMBER 31, 2005

This agenda shows anticipated rule-making activity by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) for July 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. Rules may be added or deleted from the work schedule as a result of legislative action, court decisions, and employer, member, and agency requests.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda or the DRS rule-making process, please contact Leslie L. Saeger, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Tumwater, WA 98504-8380, phone (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450,

Subject Description Anticipated Rule-Making Actions by December 31, 2005
Benefit options

Amend PERS1, SERS2, TRS, LEOFF3 Plan 2, and WSPRS4 Plan 2 rules to clarify a member's options at retirement. CR-102, Public Hearing, Adoption
Chapter 415-112 WAC, Teachers' retirement system TRS5 Chapter. Most of the TRS rules were amended during the January - June 2005 agenda period. The next phase will address rules that require extensive revisions and new rules as needed to implement statute. CR-102, Public Hearing, Adoption
Chapter 415-113 WAC, Portability of public employment benefits Amend and expand upon rules for people who are members of more than one retirement system. CR-102, Public Hearing, Adoption
Disability benefits New rules pertaining to disability benefits for members of SERS, LEOFF Plan 2, and PERS Plan 1 members. CR-102, Public Hearing, Adoption
Interruptive military service New rule(s) to address service credit and other issues pertaining to interruptive military service. Draft
Post thirty-year program New rules to implement the program established by RCW 41.32.4986 for TRS Plan 1 members and RCW 41.40.191 for PERS Plan 1 members. CR-102
Public safety employees' retirement system New chapter to implement PSERS6, a new retirement system created by 2004 legislation. The implementation date is July 1, 2006. CR-102
Purchased service credit New rules to implement 2004 and 2005 legislation that allows PERS, SERS, TRS, and LEOFF members to purchase up to five additional years of service credit at retirement. CR-102, Public Hearing
Regulatory review amendments Amend SERS and LEOFF rules according to comments received during DRS' 4-year regulatory review. CR-101, Possible CR-102
Other Implement legislation enacted during the 2005 legislative session. CR-101s, Possible CR-102s

1 Public Employees' Retirement System

2 School Employees' Retirement System

3 Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters' Retirement System

4 Washington State Patrol Retirement System

5 Teachers' Retirement System

6 Public Safety Employee's Retirement System

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