If considered to be eligible for the retirement benefit through the Department of Retirement Systems, you will have an opportunity to choose between DRS Plan 2 and Plan 3. Newly eligible employees have 90 days from their position start date to choose a plan, or they are defaulted into Plan 2 with a rate option of 7.76% for SERS members or 8.05% for TRS members (this rate is subject to change based on legislative changes). Your plan choice is permanent.
Newly Eligible Employees - Choose a plan - Employees newly eligible to DRS will also meet with the Benefits Specialist to discuss the plan options and will receive directions for making their plan choice.
Current DRS Members - Learn more about your plan, create a benefit self-estimate, and log in to your account.
Nearing Retirement - Congratulations on your decision to retire! Here are some important things to consider as you near retirement. Activate your online account, prepare with a checklist, view FAQs, request an official estimate, and learn more about retirement education.
See also: OHSD Planning for Retirement Checklist
Retirees - Find out about working after retirement, retiree news, retirement pension paydays, and other plan information.
Department of Retirement Systems Home Page
Phone: 360.664.7000 or 800.547.6657
Mailing address: PO Box 48380 | Olympia, WA 98504-8380
Visit: 6835 Capitol Blvd SE | Tumwater, WA 98501