Web Page to Help Governments Implement Other Postemployment Benefits (OPEB) Update

OPEBwebsiteSnapThe State Auditor’s Office has established a new OPEB web page to help local governments understand and implement GASB Statement No. 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions, effective for fiscal years ending in 2018.

On the web page, you will find general information about the new standards and links to resources to help you implement the new requirements.

The page also includes a list of frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact Debra.Burleson@sao.wa.gov or our HelpDesk. We want to hear from you and expand our resources.

We are preparing a survey to gather information about the types of OPEB benefits provided by local governments in the state. We expect to conduct the survey in October. Participation is voluntary, but we hope you will reply. The information we gather will help us to develop resources to assist you.