Retirement

Retirement plans that County employees participate in are administered by Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). The plans that our employees participate in are:

Contact DRS at 800-547-6657 or via email for assistance with your retirement plan.

Planning for Retirement

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  1. New Members
  2. Nearing Retirement
  3. Healthcare Options

PERS Members


As a new member of the retirement system for public employees (PERS), you have a choice to make that will set the course for your future retirement benefits. You have 90 calendar days from your date of hire to choose between PERS2 and PERS3. Your plan choice is permanent. If you don’t choose a plan within 90 days, you will automatically be placed in PERS3, and you cannot later decide to become a member of PERS2. Use the following resources to help you make your decision:

Plan Choice Webpage | Plan Choice Booklet | Key DifferencesPlan Choice Video (2 min) | Plan Choice Seminar Video (27 min)


Review the PERS2 Plan HandbookPERS3 Plan Handbook, and other resources on the PERS webpage to learn about these plans.


LEOFF Members


Review the LEOFF2 Plan Handbook and other resources on the LEOFF webpage to learn about this plan.

PSERS Members


Review the PSERS2 Plan Handbook and other resources on the PSERS webpage to learn about this plan.

New Member Checklist