UW Retirement Association

March 12, 2020

News & Events, March 11

We hope you are following recommendations to avoid groups as much as possible. In case you’re feeling a little stuck at home, we are using this week’s e-digest to provide you with some resources and entertainment options. If you have suggestions for items we could circulate, or if you have questions you’d like us to research, please email retiremt@uw.edu

Resources

The food you need: UW expert on preparing for an extended home stay: Considerations for what food to have on hand

The UW Cornavirus website is updated regularly.

Entertainment

10 Amazing Virtual Museum Tours: Visit the Louvre, the National Museum of Natural History or other museums online

Other ideas include:

·         Work on those craft or organizing projects you’ve been meaning to get to

·         Find an exercise video online that you can follow along with

·         Call someone you haven’t talked to in awhile

Other News

PERS 1 COLA Update: The UWRA Legislation and Benefits Committee is happy to report that the state legislature has PASSED a 3% COLA increase for the first $25,000 in pension for Plan 1 members for one year. The bill (EHB 1390) will need to be funded in the final budget and then the bill will be sent to Governor Inslee for his signature. Members of the committee have been monitoring this bill since the last session (and before!).

Transportation Services Updates on hold: Transportation Services has decided to postpone the updates to the reservation system until further notice.