Actuarial valuations are technical reports providing full disclosure of the financial and funding status of public retirement systems administered by the Department of Retirement Systems.  Valuations for odd-numbered years are also used to set contribution rates for the ensuing biennium.  For those valuations, the Pension Funding Council oversees an actuarial audit of the results by an outside actuary. 

OSA also performs annual valuations of the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Fund Act (RCW 41.24), which is administered by the Board for Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Officers.  Its valuation is published separately.

The California Research Bureau (CRB) provides a plain language primer that summarizes and explains the actuarial methods and practices used by OSA when preparing the annual actuarial valuations. Here is a link to the report PDF.

The 2017 Actuarial Valuation is on the Historical Valuations page.

2018 Actuarial Valuation

2018 Actuarial Valuation [September 30, 2019]

PDF Icon Letter of Introduction [617 kb]

Section One:  Summary of Key Results [September 30, 2019]

Section Two:  Actuarial Exhibits

Certification Letter [September 30, 2019]

Contribution Rates [August 31, 2019]

PDF Icon Actuarial Liabilities [609 kb]

PDF Icon Plan Assets [630 kb]

PDF Icon Funded Status [609 kb]

Actuarial Gains-Losses [August 31, 2019]

Section Three: PDF IconParticipant Data [726 kb]

Section Four:  Appendices [September 30, 2019]

PDF Icon Actuarial Methods/Assumptions[603 kb]

PDF Icon Summary of Plan Provisions [607 kb]

Age Distributions

Historical Data [September 30, 2019]


Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System Plan 2

This link provides access to the 2017 LEOFF 2 Actuarial Valuation Report PDF, posted on the LEOFF 2 website. 

Volunteer Fire Fighters' and Reserve Officers' Retirement System

2017 Volunteer Fire Fighters Relief and Pension Fund Valuation [9704Kb] PDF Icon

The 2016 VFF AVR is on the Historical Valuations page.

2018 Volunteer Fire Fighters Relief Experience Study [8965Kb] PDF Icon

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Last Reviewed: 07/23/2019

Last Updated: 07/23/2019