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OSA calculates projected contribution rates based on the most recent actuarial valuation, asset returns, and legislative changes. The tables below show adopted rates for the 2017-19 Biennium.

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Projected Employee Contribution Rates

Projected Employer Contribution Rates
1TRS and SERS rates are effective from 9/1 to 8/31 of each year. Employer rates exclude the administrative expense rate collected by the Department of Retirement Systems.
2Rates shown for 2017-19 are based on the 2015 Actuarial Valuation. The LEOFF Plan 2 rates were adopted by the LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board. All other rates were adopted by the Pension Funding Council. All rates are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature. Projected 2019-21 contribution rates will be posted to this page later this fall.
3Plan 1 members' contribution rate is statutorily set at 6.0%. Members in Plan 3 do not make contributions to their defined benefit.
4In the LEOFF plans only, the state pays a percent of the total cost of benefits.

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