OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington retirement officials are examining a batch of pay raises that helped some government workers increase the values of their pensions.

Marcie Frost, the director of the Department of Retirement Systems, said the agency has started conducting reviews and collecting information on each of the cases identified in a recent Associated Press investigation. Frost said she was surprised by some of the details and wants to examine how local jurisdictions reported the pay to state officials.

"Some of the things you brought up may not have been reported to us," Frost said in an interview.

The old LEOFF-1 pension system for firefighters and police officers has unique provisions that determine the value of retirement benefits largely on the worker's final salary.

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