The following message for new employees is from the Department of Retirement Systems’ Education & Outreach team:
If you are a new school district employee hired for the first time into a SERS or TRS eligible position, you have an important decision to make about your retirement. If you haven’t made your plan decision yet, we invite you to attend a live Plan Choice webinar (see Plan Choice webinar schedule for link to join).
If you decide to attend a webinar, we recommend that you join about 10-15 minutes early to check sound and connection. Please review how to join a DRS Webinar for tips on accessing the webinar, audio, and sending questions. Also, please be aware that the audio comes through your computer so you’ll need speakers or a headset.
If you are unable to attend a webinar, you can watch the online Plan Choice video at a time that’s more convenient for you. You can also visit the Plan Choice page of the DRS website at www.drs.wa.gov/choice.