Employer Info for LEOFF 2 Return-to-Work Proclamation

On March 31, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation related to the COVID-19 outbreak which waives return-to-work restrictions for LEOFF 2 retirees. During the eligible period, employers are asked not to report eligible hours through the Employer Reporting Application (ERA). Instructions for this and other important things to know… Continue Reading Employer Info for LEOFF 2 Return-to-Work Proclamation

LEOFF 2 Retirees to Return to Work Proclamation

March 31, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation clearing the way for retirees from LEOFF Plan 2 to return to active service as a law enforcement officer or fire fighter while continuing to receive their pension benefit.  This change will enable skilled first responders to return to service and help… Continue Reading LEOFF 2 Retirees to Return to Work Proclamation

2020 Cost of Living (COLA) Adjustments

Each year, the Office of the State Actuary calculates the LEOFF Plan 2 Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLAs) at the request of the Department of Retirement Systems. Here are the 2020 results: For additional information, read the full report. Remember, because of COLA banking, your retirement date has little to no impact on… Continue Reading 2020 Cost of Living (COLA) Adjustments

Tribal Law Enforcement Study Completed

The 2019 Legislature directed the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Plan 2 Retirement Board to study the tax, legal, fiscal, policy, and administrative issues related to allowing tribal law enforcement officers to become members of LEOFF Plan 2. The study was completed and approved by the Board on December… Continue Reading Tribal Law Enforcement Study Completed

LEOFF 2 Receives Pension Funding Award Fifth Year Running

The LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board has received the 2019 Recognition Award for Funding from the Public Pension Coordinating Council (PPCC). The PPCC is a coalition of three national associations that include more than 500 of the largest pension plans in the United States serving most of the nation’s 16… Continue Reading LEOFF 2 Receives Pension Funding Award Fifth Year Running

Benefit Improvement Account Survey

Last Legislative session there was a bill moving $300 million dollars from the LEOFF 2 fund to the LEOFF 2 Benefit Improvement Account. Now, the LEOFF 2 Board will study what to do with those funds and when. In order to provide input to the Board, LEOFF 2 Stakeholders have… Continue Reading Benefit Improvement Account Survey