Washington Governor Inslee Issues Directive for school staff’s benefits

Washington Governor Inslee Issues Directive for school staff's benefits

Inslee issues directive to ensure continuity of benefits for school staff

Olympia, WA (STL.News) Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive to the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) to issue an emergency rule regarding continuity of pension benefits for school district employees continuing to experience work disruptions as a result of remote learning.

Benefit continuity is critical to employees’ eligibility for assistance through Shared Work operated by the Employment Security Department, a tool used to retain employees who are necessary for schools to reopen as students resume in-person education.  This order also directs Employment Security to include DRS’ forthcoming emergency rule in their evaluation of eligibility for the Shared Work Program.

The directive is effective immediately.


  1. Gov. Jay Inslee
About Marty Smith 10908 Articles
Marty Smith is the Editor in Chief and a founder of STL.News, DirectSourceNews.org, and St. Louis Restaurant Review. As Editor in Chief, Smith is responsible for the content posted on the network with the help of the publishing team, which is located around the globe. Additionally, Smith is responsible for building a network of aggregator sites to manage the content involving thousands of sources.