PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Retiree return to work rules for public employees' retirement system (PERS), school employees' retirement system (SERS), and teachers' retirement system (TRS).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapters 41.32, 41.35, and 41.40 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington state legislature, during the 2011 legislative session, enacted legislation that modifies the retiree return to work rules for members of the PERS, SERS, and TRS. Amended rules will ensure compliance with ESHB 1981, Laws of 2011.
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, Department of Retirement Systems, 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.
August 31, 2011