Find out more about the WWURP & VIP plan changes.

Visit to read about the changes, sign up for the June 1st Education Workshop, or schedule a One-On-One Appointment. Visit now, plan changes are effective November 1, 2012.


Eligibility for retirement participation is determined by Benefits Services and is determined based on the employee’s position, classification of position, percent of appointment, and any prior participation in a State of Washington or State of Washington Higher Education Retirement Plan.

Planning for Retirement soon? Use the 6 month guide below to help you through the process.


Department of Retirement Systems Plans (DRS)

External links to DRS Website


Western Washington University Retirement Plan (WWURP)


Western Washington University Supplemental Retirement Plan (WWUSRP)

(Only available to employees hired before July 1, 2011)
*The WWUSRP calculation is complex and will be performed once for each qualifying retiree, and only at the effective date of retirement. This calculation requires the assistance of a professional actuary, and is based on both historical rates of return to the date of retirement and the current interest and mortality rates in effect at the time of the actual date of retirement. As a result, Western will not provide projected calculations. Once calculated as of the effective date of retirement, there are no future re-calculations.


Voluntary Retirement Options (DCP & VIP)



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