Chapter 415-104 Wac: Law Enforcement Officers' And Firefighters' Retirement System

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415-104-005

Purpose.

415-104-011

Definitions.

415-104-015

Scope.

415-104-025

Public records.

415-104-035

Jurisdiction of director.

415-104-045

Appeal of a local disability board decision.

415-104-050

Review of disability board action—Appeal of director's decision.

415-104-060

Records reviewed on appeals filed under RCW 41.26.200.

415-104-070

Parties to a de novo hearing.

415-104-080

The department can require an examination.

415-104-090

Notice of appeal to the superior court.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

415-104-100

Certification of record.

415-104-108
Actuarial factors and schedules.

415-104-111

How is my LEOFF Plan 2 retirement allowance affected if I return to work after retirement?

415-104-112

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

CESSATION OF DISABILITY

415-104-115

Purpose and scope.

415-104-125

DRS review of disability board order.

415-104-135

Notice for hearing.

415-104-145

Department examination.

415-104-155

Burden of proof.

415-104-165

Payment of benefits pending final determination.

415-104-175

Comparison of disability retirement allowance and service retirement allowance.

BENEFIT OPTIONS

415-104-202

Survivor benefit options—LEOFF Plan 1.

415-104-211

Married LEOFF Plan 2 member's benefit selection—Spousal consent required.

415-104-215

What are my retirement benefit options—LEOFF Plan 2?

MEMBERSHIP

415-104-224

Purpose and scope of eligibility rules.

415-104-225

Am I a LEOFF member?

415-104-235

Can I terminate my status as a LEOFF member?

415-104-245

Am I required to meet minimum medical and health standards in order to establish or reestablish Plan 1 membership?

BASIC SALARY

415-104-298

Purpose and scope of basic salary rules.

415-104-299

Basic salary table.

415-104-301

What is basic salary?

LEOFF PLAN 1

415-104-305

Definitions.

415-104-311

How is basic salary for LEOFF Plan I determined?

415-104-3200

Basic monthly rate is LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3201

Deferred payments.

415-104-3202

Retroactive basic salary increases attached to a position are LEOFF Plan 1 basic salary.

415-104-3203

Paid leave is LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3204

Shift differential is LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3205

Additional duty pay is LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-330

What are special salary or wages?

415-104-3301

Educational premium payments are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3302

Performance bonuses are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3303

Cafeteria plans are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3304

Leave cash outs or other severance pay are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3305

Overtime is not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3306

Deferred wages that are not attached to a position are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-340

Disability payments are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3401

Employer taxes and contributions are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3402

Fringe benefits are not LEOFF Plan 1 basic salary.

415-104-3403

Illegal payments are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3404

Reimbursements or allowances in lieu of a reimbursement are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3405

Standby pay is not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-3406

Retirement or termination bonuses are not LEOFF Plan I basic salary.

415-104-350

Payments in lieu.

LEOFF PLAN 2

415-104-360

How is basic salary for LEOFF Plan II determined?

415-104-363

Deferred wages.

415-104-365

Retroactive basic salary increases are LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-367

Cafeteria plans.

415-104-370

Overtime is LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-373

Paid leave is LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-374

LEOFF Plan 2 part-time leave of absence.

415-104-375

Salary or wages not attached to a position are LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-377

Performance bonuses are LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-379

Shift differential is LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-380

Disability payments.

415-104-383

Employer taxes and contributions are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-385

Fringe benefits are not LEOFF Plan 2 basic salary.

415-104-387

Illegal payments are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-390

Reimbursements or allowances in lieu of a reimbursement are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-393

Standby pay is not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-395

Termination or retirement bonuses are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-397

Statutorily excluded payments are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-401

Cash outs of accrued leave or other forms of severance pay are not LEOFF Plan II basic salary.

415-104-405

Payments in lieu.

415-104-450

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

415-104-455

Are my spouse and dependent children eligible to have their health care insurance premiums paid for?

415-104-475

How does a firefighter who provides emergency medical services transfer PERS service credit to LEOFF Plan 2?

415-104-480

LEOFF Plan 2 duty disability benefits.

415-104-482

What is the LEOFF Plan 2 catastrophic disability allowance?

415-104-485

LEOFF nonduty disability benefits.

MINIMUM MEDICAL AND HEALTH STANDARDS

415-104-500

Purpose.

415-104-510

Minimum standards for membership—Physical examination.

415-104-520

Abdomen and gastrointestinal system.

415-104-530

Blood and blood-forming tissue diseases.

415-104-540

Dental.

415-104-550

Ears.

415-104-555

Hearing.

415-104-560

Table 1—Table of acceptable audiometric hearing level.

415-104-570

Endocrine and metabolic disorders.

415-104-580

Upper extremities.

415-104-584

Lower extremities.

415-104-588

Miscellaneous extremities.

415-104-590

Eyes.

415-104-595

Vision.

415-104-600

Genitalia.

415-104-605

Urinary system.

415-104-610

Head.

415-104-615

Neck.

415-104-620

Heart.

415-104-624

Vascular system.

415-104-628

Heart and vascular system—Miscellaneous.

415-104-630

Height.

415-104-634

Weight.

415-104-638

Body build.

415-104-640

Lungs and chest wall—General.

415-104-644

Lungs and chest—Tuberculous lesions.

415-104-648

Lungs and chest—Nontuberculous lesions.

415-104-650

Table 2—Table of weight.

415-104-660

Mouth.

415-104-663

Nose and sinuses.

415-104-666

Pharynx, trachea, esophagus, and larynx.

415-104-668

Miscellaneous mouth, throat, and nose diseases.

415-104-670

Neurological disorders.

415-104-680

Psychoses.

415-104-684

Psychoneuroses.

415-104-688

Personality disorders.

415-104-690

Skin and cellular tissues.

415-104-700

Spine and sacroiliac joints.

415-104-705

Scapulae, clavicles, and ribs.

415-104-710

Systemic diseases.

415-104-715

Miscellaneous conditions and defects.

415-104-720

Tumors.

415-104-725

Malignant diseases and tumors.

415-104-730

Venereal diseases.

415-104-740

Mental examination.

415-104-745

Mental examination—Requirement.

415-104-750

Mental examination—Procedure.

415-104-755

Mental examination—Retention by employing department.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

415-104-782

Option to preserve LEOFF I retirement rights.

415-104-783

Verification of eligibility for preservation of LEOFF plan I membership.

415-104-784

Member contributions for LEOFF plan I elected officials.

415-104-785

Employer contributions for LEOFF plan I elected officials.

DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER

415-104-010
Definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-010, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-15-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-0111
Commissioned—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0111, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0112
Director of public safety—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0112, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0113
Elective employer—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0113, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0114
Full time—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0114, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0115
Fully compensated—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0115, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0117
LEOFF employer—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0117, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0118
LEOFF Plan I elected official—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0118, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0120
Public safety officer—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0120, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0121
Plan I and Plan II—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0121, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0122
LEOFF—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 95-16-053, § 415-104-0122, filed 7/25/95, effective 8/25/95.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-0125
Uniformed firefighter position—Definition. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 96-04-003, § 415-104-0125, filed 1/24/96, effective 2/24/96.] Repealed by WSR 02-18-046, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and chapter 41.26 RCW.

415-104-020
Public records. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-020, filed 2/15/78.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-030
Deductions from pension payments for insurance purposes. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-030, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-60-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-105
Election of LEOFF member to LEOFF retirement board. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-105, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-10-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-110
Administration. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-110, filed 2/15/78.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-120
Function. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-120, filed 2/15/78.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-140
Location. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-140, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-100.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-150
Meetings. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-150, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-020.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-160
Office of the chairman. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-160, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-030.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-170
Business hours. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-170, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-030.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-180
Correspondence. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-180, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-040.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-190
Identification. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-190, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-25-050.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-200
Decision and order of the local disability board. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-200, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-201
Background and purpose. [Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.050 and 1990 c 249. WSR 91-03-014, § 415-104-201, 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.

415-104-205
Definitions for purposes of WAC 415-104-200 through 415-104-215. [Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.050 and 1990 c 249. WSR 91-03-014, § 415-104-205, 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.

415-104-210
Processing applications. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-210, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-020.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-220
Recording. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-220, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-030.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-230
Legal examination of application. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-230, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-040.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-240
Recommendation and conclusion. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-240, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-050.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-250
LEOFF retirement board decision on application. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-250, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-060.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-260
Notification of member. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-260, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-070.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-270
Miscellaneous applications. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-270, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-30-080.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-300
Disability retirement applications—Appeals. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-300, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-35-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-310
Grievances. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-310, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-35-020.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-320
Rules on appeals. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-320, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-35-030.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-400
Notice of appeal to the superior court. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-400, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-45-010.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-410
Certification of record. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-410, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-45-020.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-800
Continued LEOFF membership for members in state elective positions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6). WSR 81-07-017 (Order 81-2), § 415-104-800, filed 3/10/81.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-810
Contributions and service credit for members in state elective positions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6). WSR 81-07-017 (Order 81-2), § 415-104-810, filed 3/10/81.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-820
Members in state elective positions—Entitlement to benefits. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6). WSR 81-07-017 (Order 81-2), § 415-104-820, filed 3/10/81.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.

415-104-830
Operation if in conflict with state law. [Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6). WSR 81-07-017 (Order 81-2), § 415-104-830, filed 3/10/81.] Repealed by WSR 87-07-016 (Order 87-4), filed 3/11/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.090.
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