Notice to DRS members and retirees — public records request

The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) has asked us to notify OSD employees about an upcoming information release in response to a public records request submitted by an individual named E.H. Baxter.

DRS received a public records request from an individual named E.H. Baxter for a copy of The Seattle Times’ public records request of July 1, 2022, and a complete copy of all records provided. A copy of the notice is posted on the DRS website.

DRS intends to provide the information items listed above to Mr. Baxter on November 18, 2022.

If you are the subject of this public records request, no action is required of you. If you want additional information or have questions about the request, please contact DRS at (844) 704-6780 or email

A note about injunctive relief: Individuals who are the subject of a records request often ask if they can seek a court order to prevent the release of their records. Under state law, an agency could be enjoined from releasing records if a court finds that the release “would clearly not be in the public interest and would substantially and irreparably damage any person, or would substantially and irreparably damage vital governmental functions.” To enjoin DRS from releasing records in the current request, the Department would need to be served with an injunction prior to the scheduled release date listed above. State agencies cannot provide advice on whether to seek an injunction or whether such an attempt would be successful.

DRS makes no guarantee regarding the security of the records once in the hands of Mr. E.H. Baxter, nor does DRS take any responsibility for how he uses them.