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Start planning now for your retirement down the road. The County offers its employees several opportunities to save for the future, including a pension through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, a voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan, an HRA VEBA account, and Social Security benefit contributions.

Retirement Plan

Most County employees are eligible to participate in one of these three retirement plans through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS):

DRS offers several options to help you learn about the state retirement plans, including:

Deferred Compensation

Learn more about saving for retirement with the King County Employee Deferred Compensation Plan.

Retirement Forms

Contact Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) at 800-547-6657 or or go to Department of Retirement Systems for information and resources, including:

  • Find out when you're eligible to retire
  • Request an estimate of benefits when you are two years from retirement
  • Obtain information regarding a divorce
  • Learn about purchasing service credit due to a temporary duty disability or authorized leave of absence

Retirement Information & Education

Social Security

For many, Social Security will provide part of their retirement income. For more information, go to:

Related Information

General employment separation information

Benefits and retirement

Phone 206-684-1556
Fax: 206-296-7700

Phone hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays

Fax: 206-296-7678