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Supreme Court to hear gain sharing appeal

From the DRS Website Supreme Court to hear gain sharing appeal Posted May 2, 2013 Litigation over gain sharing and early retirement provisions for members of certain state pension plans will be heard by the Washington State Supreme Court. Under an order signed May 1 by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, the court granted the parties’ request to take direct review …

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New COLAs take effect July 1, 2013 for PERS, TRS and SERS Plans 2 and 3

From DRS Website: New COLAs take effect July 1, 2013 Posted 3-29-2013 New Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for PERS, TRS and SERS Plans 2 and 3, PSERS Plan 2 and LEOFF Plan 2 will take effect July 1, 2013. The table below shows the new COLAs based on your retirement date. Cost of Living Adjustments that take effect July 1, 2013 …

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Gainsharing Litigation Update

The DRS website article regarding gainsharing litigation has been updated to reflect a revision in the schedule for filing briefs with the state Supreme Court. All written arguments are expected to be filed by the end of May 2013 (changed from the end of March 2013).  View the full article here.

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Same-sex marriage

From Department of Retirement Systems website: Same-sex marriage Posted December 5, 2012 Same-sex spouses of state retirement system members will be eligible for the same benefits as opposite-sex spouses under a new law that takes effect this week. The state’s Civil Marriage and Domestic Partnership law goes into effect Dec. 6.  The law, which legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington, was …

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