WSR 06-01-051




[ Filed December 16, 2005, 9:04 a.m. ]



(RCW 34.05.314)

JANUARY 1, 2006 - JUNE 30, 2006

     This agenda shows anticipated rule-making activity by the department of retirement systems (DRS) for January 1, 2006, through June 30, 2006. 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 June 30, 2006
Chapter 415-08 WAC, Appeals Revise rules governing the department of retirement systems' appeal process. CR-102
Chapter 415-110 WAC, School employees' retirement system (SERS) Amend the SERS chapter in response to comments received during the department's four-year regulatory review. CR-102, Public hearing
Chapter 415-112 WAC, Teachers' retirement system (TRS) TRS chapter, most of the TRS rules were amended during the January - June 2005 agenda period. This phase addresses rules that require extensive revisions and new rules 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
Disability benefits New and amended rules pertaining to disability benefits for members of LEOFF1 Plan 2, and PERS2 Plan 1. CR-102, Public hearing, adoption
Minor beneficiaries Codify the department's policy for dispersing funds to minors. CR-102
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 hearing, adoption
Public safety employees' retirement system (PSERS) New chapter to implement PSERS, a new retirement system created by 2004 legislation. The implementation date is July 1, 2006. CR-102, Public hearing, adoption
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, adoption
Other Implement legislation enacted during the 2005 and 2006 legislative sessions. CR-101s, Possible CR-102s

1 Law enforcement officers and fire fighters' retirement system.

2 Public employees' retirement system.