New Employees/Plan Choice

    New Employees/Plan ChoiceNew employees have 90 days to make a choice between the two retirement plans: Plan 2 or Plan 3.  Find a plan comparison and the information you’ll need to make the decision here...

    Welcome Plan 3 Members

    New Employees/Plan Choice Learn more about your retirement plan, the contribution rate choices, investment options, and eligibility requirements.

    Plan 3 Education

    New Employees/Plan Choice

    Plan 3 Education is offered by the DRS Education & Outreach (E&O) team. Education offered includes:

    • Plan Choice
    • Getting to know Plan 3
    • Withdrawing from Plan 3

    These are group presentations provided on site. Your employer can request desired training by contacting E&O. They can use the state map to identify their E&O representative or call DRS at 360-664-7005 or 800-547-6657, option 1, ext 47005.

    Nearing Retirement

    Nearing RetirementIf you're within 5 years of leaving service or retiring, take a look at your retirement plan options.

    Upgrading to Serve You

    Beginning Oct. 1, Empower Retirement will be the new record keeper for PERS, SERS and TRS Plan 3 accounts. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. For more information, visit the upgrade page on the DRS website.