WSR 12-06-003

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed February 23, 2012, 2:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules regarding retirees that return to work and updates to rules associated with changes in return to work rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapters 41.32, 41.35, 41.37, and 41.40 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amended rules will ensure compliance with ESHB 1981, Laws of 2011, and EHB 2391, Laws of 2007. Additional minor changes to rules, due to ESHB 1981 and EHB 2391, will be completed.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of retirement systems (DRS) will amend 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 Ken Goolsby, Rules Coordinator, DRS, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-5397, e-mail Rules@drs.wa.gov.

February 23, 2012

Ken Goolsby

Rules and

Contracts Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office