Chapter 415-108 Wac: Public Employees' Retirement System

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Chapter 415-108 WAC









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DEFINITIONS

415-108-010

Definitions in the public employees' retirement system.

ADMINISTRATION

415-108-020

Public records.

415-108-030

Statewide cities retirement system.

415-108-070

Excess contributions to employees' savings fund.

415-108-170

Business hours.

BENEFIT OPTIONS

415-108-315

How do I designate a beneficiary, and who will receive a distribution if I die before retirement?

415-108-324

I am married—Do I need my spouse's consent on the retirement option I choose?

415-108-326

What are my retirement benefit options?

415-108-340
Actuarial factors and schedules.

415-108-400

Purpose and scope.

415-108-410

Definitions.

415-108-420

Scope of authority.

415-108-425

How do I determine if I have choice rights or transfer rights to PERS Plan 3?

415-108-430

Procedure.

415-108-432

PERS Plan 1 duty disability benefits.

415-108-434

PERS Plan 1 nonduty disability benefits.

415-108-436

PERS Plans 2 and 3 disability benefits.

415-108-440

Revocability.

REPORTABLE COMPENSATION

415-108-441

Purpose and scope of compensation earnable rules.

415-108-443

PERS reportable compensation table.

415-108-445

What compensation can be reported?

415-108-451

Salary or wages.

415-108-453

Performance bonuses.

415-108-455

Cafeteria plans.

415-108-456

Leave payments earned over time.

415-108-457

Retroactive salary increases.

415-108-458

Severance pay earned over time.

415-108-459

Payroll deductions.

415-108-463

Payments not for services rendered.

415-108-464

Legislative leave.

415-108-465

Is paid leave not earned over time reportable compensation for PERS?

415-108-466

Do I receive reportable compensation for union leave?

415-108-467

Reinstatement or payment instead of reinstatement.

415-108-468

Compensation authorized by statute for periods of absence due to sickness or injury.

415-108-469

Standby pay.

415-108-470

Nonmoney maintenance.

415-108-475

Fringe benefits.

415-108-477

Disability insurance.

415-108-479

Workers' compensation.

415-108-480

Vehicles—Does the value of my use of an employer vehicle qualify as compensation earnable?

415-108-482

Illegal payments.

415-108-483

Optional payments.

415-108-484

Reimbursements for expenses.

415-108-485

Vehicle allowances—Are vehicle allowances earnable compensation?

415-108-487

Retirement bonus or incentive.

415-108-488

Severance pay not earned over time—Contract buy outs.

415-108-491

Salary imputed to periods of unpaid leave.

415-108-510

Treatment of cash payments made in lieu of unused leave—First-in-first-out accounting method for determining when leave earned—Forms of leave deemed excess compensation—Conversions.

MEMBERSHIP

415-108-520

Membership exceptions—Student and spouse of student.

415-108-550

Elected officials—Eligibility and application for retirement service membership.

415-108-560

Appointed officials—Eligibility and application for retirement service membership.

415-108-570

As an elected or appointed official, what are my requirements for service credit?

415-108-575

May I retire from PERS while holding an elective position?

415-108-620

Requirements for a union to be a PERS I union employer.

415-108-630

Calculation and verification of PERS membership requirement.

415-108-640

Effect of meeting union verification requirements.

415-108-650

Effect on unions seeking to maintain union employer status if verification requirement is not met.

415-108-660

Plan I union employer verification form.

415-108-679

Purpose and scope of eligibility rules.

415-108-680

Am I eligible for membership?

415-108-690

How is my membership eligibility evaluated?

415-108-700

Can I qualify for membership if I work in more than one ineligible position with the same employer?

415-108-710

What are the PERS retiree return to work rules?

415-108-720

Participation—Can I be excluded from participating in membership even if I am employed in an eligible position?

415-108-725

If I have retired from another retirement system or am eligible to retire, am I excluded from participating in PERS?

415-108-726

Can I earn service credit in PERS and another retirement plan at the same time?

415-108-727

Can I transfer service credit earned as a cadet in the public employees' retirement system to the Washington state patrol retirement system Plans 1 or 2?

415-108-728

If I work concurrently in a PERS position and TRS position, which system will I be in?

415-108-730

Membership for city managers.

415-108-800

When do I enter retirement status?

415-108-805

What is the PERS Plan 1 minimum allowance?

SERVICE RETIREMENT

415-108-810

Calculation of retirement allowance pursuant to Bowles v. Retirement Systems—Eligibility—Procedure.

415-108-815

What is the minimum dollar limit used to determine a Plan 3 lump sum benefit payment?

415-108-820

Interim retirement allowance—Employer final compensation report—Final computation of retirement allowance—Adjustment of retirement allowance for errors.

415-108-830

How does the department calculate the retirement allowance of a PERS Plan 2 or Plan 3 member who retires, reenters PERS membership, and then retires again?

415-108-980

Will I receive a transfer payment when I transfer to Plan 3?

415-108-990

May I waive my Plan 3 one percent retirement benefit?

DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER

415-108-0101
Level of union organization—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0101, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0102
Normally—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0102, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0103
Project position—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0103, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0104
Report—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0104, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0105
Retirement plan—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0105, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0106
Union—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0106, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0107
Union employer—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0107, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0108
Year—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0108, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0109
System acronyms—Definition. [Statutory Authority: Chapters 41.32, 41.34, 41.35, 41.50 RCW. WSR 01-01-059, § 415-108-0109, filed 12/12/00, effective 1/12/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-108-0109, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0110
Reportable compensation—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 98-09-059, § 415-108-0110, filed 4/17/98, effective 5/18/98.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-0111
Annual leave—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 98-09-059, § 415-108-0111, filed 4/17/98, effective 5/18/98.] Repealed by WSR 01-21-090, filed 10/22/01, effective 11/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 35.21.730, 41.40.010(4), chapter 41.40 RCW.

415-108-040
Appeals—Disability cases. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-040, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-05-010.] Repealed by WSR 02-12-084, filed 6/4/02, effective 7/5/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 41.50.060, 41.50.770, 41.50.780, 2001 c 42. Later promulgation, see chapter 415-08 WAC.

415-108-050
Appeal to superior court—Notice. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-050, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-09-010.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-060
Appeal to superior court—Certification of record. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-060, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-09-020.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-100
Members. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-100, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-010.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-110
Administration—Officers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-110, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-020.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-120
Function. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-120, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-030.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-130
Location. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-130, filed 2/15/78.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-150
Meetings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-150, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-050.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-160
Office of chairman. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-160, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-060.] Repealed by WSR 93-11-077, filed 5/18/93, effective 6/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.40.010 (4)(a).

415-108-180
Correspondence. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-180, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-070.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-181
How does the department comply with Internal Revenue Code distribution rules? [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), chapter 41.40 RCW and IRS regulations. WSR 02-14-009, § 415-108-181, filed 6/20/02, effective 7/21/02.] Repealed by WSR 10-24-099, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5).

415-108-182
What are the IRS limitations on maximum benefits and maximum contributions? [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), chapter 41.40 RCW and IRS regulations. WSR 02-14-009, § 415-108-182, filed 6/20/02, effective 7/21/02.] Repealed by WSR 10-24-099, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5).

415-108-183
Assets for exclusive benefit of members and beneficiaries. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), chapter 41.40 RCW and IRS regulations. WSR 02-14-009, § 415-108-183, filed 6/20/02, effective 7/21/02.] Repealed by WSR 10-24-099, filed 12/1/10, effective 1/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5).

415-108-190
Nominations. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-190, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-01-07001.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-195
Identification. [WSR 97-19-035, Recodified as § 415-108-195, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-300, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-120.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-200
Disability and benefit claims. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-200, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-010.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-210
Disability and benefit claims—Acknowledgment and forms. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-210, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-020.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-220
Disability and benefit claims—Processing applications. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-220, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-030.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-230
Disability and benefit claims—Recording. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-230, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-040.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-240
Disability and benefit claims—Legal examination. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-240, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-050.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-250
Disability and benefit claims—Medical examination. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-250, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-060.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-260
Disability and benefit claims—Medical recommendation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-260, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-070.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-270
Disability and benefit claims—Recommendation and conclusion. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-270, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-080.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-280
Disability and benefit claims—Board decision on application. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-280, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-090.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-290
Disability and benefit claims—Notification of member. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-290, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-100.] Repealed by WSR 99-21-031, filed 10/14/99, effective 11/14/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-300
Identification. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-108-300, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 184-03-120.] Decodified by WSR 97-19-035, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Recodified as § 415-108-195.

415-108-320
Background and purpose. [Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.050 and 1990 c 249. WSR 91-03-015, § 415-108-320, filed 1/7/91, effective 2/7/91.] Repealed by WSR 96-01-047, filed 12/14/95, effective 1/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 2.10.146, 41.26.460, 41.32.530, 41.50.050, 41.32.785, 41.40.188 and 41.40.660.

415-108-322
Definitions for purposes of WAC 415-108-320 through 415-108-326. [Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.050 and 1990 c 249. WSR 91-03-015, § 415-108-322, filed 1/7/91, effective 2/7/91.] Repealed by WSR 96-01-047, filed 12/14/95, effective 1/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 2.10.146, 41.26.460, 41.32.530, 41.50.050, 41.32.785, 41.40.188 and 41.40.660.

415-108-450
Compensation earnable for Plan I PERS members. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.40.010(8). WSR 88-11-030 (Order 88-11), § 415-108-450, filed 5/13/88.] Repealed by WSR 98-09-059, filed 4/17/98, effective 5/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-460
Compensation earnable for Plan II PERS members. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.40.010(8). WSR 88-11-030 (Order 88-11), § 415-108-460, filed 5/13/88.] Repealed by WSR 98-09-059, filed 4/17/98, effective 5/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-461
Standby pay—Location restricted compensation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050 and 41.40.020. WSR 94-16-086, § 415-108-461, filed 8/1/94, effective 8/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 96-01-046, filed 12/14/95, effective 1/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-462
Location restricted compensation—Employer policy. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050 and 41.40.020. WSR 94-16-086, § 415-108-462, filed 8/1/94, effective 8/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 96-01-046, filed 12/14/95, effective 1/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-490
Back pay award or settlement—Definition—Allocated by the department for retirement system purposes. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.40.010(8) and 41.40.020. WSR 87-17-061 (Order DRS 87-08), § 415-108-490, filed 8/19/87.] Repealed by WSR 98-09-059, filed 4/17/98, effective 5/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.

415-108-500
Public employees' retirement board. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.40.120(17). WSR 86-13-023 (Order 86-3), § 415-108-500, filed 6/10/86.] Decodified by WSR 97-19-035, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Recodified as § 415-108-730.

415-108-530
Calculation of retirement allowance pursuant to Bowles v. Retirement Systems—Eligibility—Procedure. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050 and Bowles v. Retirement Systems, 121 Wn.2d 52 (1993). WSR 94-11-009, § 415-108-530, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94.] Decodified by WSR 97-19-035, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Recodified as § 415-108-810.

415-108-540
Interim retirement allowance—Employer final compensation report—Final computation of retirement allowance—Adjustment of retirement allowance for errors. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050 and Bowles v. Retirement Systems, 121 Wn.2d 52 (1993). WSR 94-11-009, § 415-108-540, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94.] Decodified by WSR 97-19-035, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Recodified as § 415-108-820.

415-108-580
Actuarial recomputation of retirement allowance upon retirement following reemployment. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 94-09-040, § 415-108-580, filed 4/19/94, effective 5/20/94.] Decodified by WSR 97-19-035, filed 9/9/97, effective 9/9/97. Recodified as § 415-108-830.

415-108-671
Administration of early retirement. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 93-20-020, § 415-108-671, filed 9/24/93, effective 10/25/93.] Repealed by WSR 99-12-041, filed 5/26/99, effective 6/26/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050.