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 for assistance with your retirement plan.

Ready to retire soonOr planning to retire in the next few years?

Check these key resources:

  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 are hired on or after June 30th, 2020 and you don’t choose a plan within 90 days, you will automatically be placed in PERS2, and you cannot later decide to become a member of PERS3. Use the following resources to help you make your decision:

Plan Choice Webpage |  PERS2 Plan Guide | PERS3 Plan Guide 

LEOFF Members

LEOFF Plan 2 Guide 

PSERS Members

PSERS Plan 2 Guide 

New Member Checklist