WSR 16-05-080
[Filed February 16, 2016, 11:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarifying separation from service and separation from employment for the purpose of determining eligibility for retirement.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule will clarify how the department determines whether a member has separated from service or employment, as required by state laws and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) interpretations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Compliance with IRS requirements will be assured through review of IRS publications and consultation with legal counsel.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jilene Siegel, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, e-mail, phone (360) 664-7291.
February 16, 2016
Jilene A. Siegel
Rules Coordinator