An elected official who has exercised his option under RCW 41.40.120 and became a member of the state employees' retirement system may not terminate his membership in the system at the expiration of a term of office where he has been re elected [[reelected]] to another term.
One who left state employment prior to 1947, served in armed forces continuously thereafter, and returned to state employment within year of discharge, but too late to become "original member" of retirement system, is entitled to credit for period of military service.
Participating elective officials may not terminate membership voluntarily. After membership is established all employees are treated equally and it is the duty of the county auditor to withhold employee contributions.
1. County cannot submit plan for extension of OASI coverage to county-employee members of state employees' retirement system. 2. County commissioners cannot withdraw approval of plan for OASI for county-employee members of state employees' retirement system, either before or after referendum. 3. State employees' retirement board cannot amend plan for OASI for members of retirement system after approval by governor.