WSR 05-17-148

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed August 22, 2005, 8:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 415-112-155 If I work concurrently in a TRS position and PERS position, which system will I be in?, 415-108-728 If I work concurrently in a PERS position and TRS position, which system will I be in?, 415-110-728 If I work in both a SERS position and TRS position during the same school year, which system will I be in?, and possibly other related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This update is to provide employers with information to correctly report TRS, SERS, and PERS substitute employees working concurrently in two or more retirement systems in a school district or Educational Service District (ESD). Members may acquire only one service credit per month and this must be reflected in the reporting rules for concurrent positions.

Process for Developing New Rule: DRS will develop the draft rule(s) with the assistance of the Attorney General's Office. The public is invited and encouraged to participate, as described below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DRS encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. After the rule(s) is drafted, DRS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. The notice will include the time and date of a public rules hearing. DRS will send a copy of the notice and the proposed rule(s) to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. To request a copy or for more information on how to participate, please contact Leslie Saeger, Rules and Contracts Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-3166, e-mail leslies@drs.wa.gov.

August 18, 2005

Sandra J. Matheson

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office