Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 26 > Mar 27 1959

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.

AGO 1953 NO. 62 > Jun 1 1953

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.

AGO 1958 NO. 151 > Jan 23 1958

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.

AGO 1955 NO. 160 > Nov 10 1955

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.