• Welcome to the ORS website for members of the Judge's Retirement System who are in the 401(k) Defined Contribution plan.

    We encourage you to and come back often for important information.


  • 1. How can I enroll in the 401(k) Defined Contribution or 401(k)/457 Deferred Compensation Plans?

  • 2. How does a Defined Benefit Plan differ from a Defined Contribution Plan?

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What's New

  • Holiday Office Closures

    Our office will be closed on the following dates:

    • November 11 - Veterans Day
    • November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving
    • December 24 - Christmas Eve
    • December 25 - Christmas Day
    • December 31 - New Year's Eve
    • January 1 - New Year's Day

    State office closings for holidays are regulated by the Michigan Department of Civil Service Regulation 5.08. Public Act 124 of 1865 is the Michigan law governing official state holidays.

    Published December 8, 2014

  • Update: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    The U. S. Supreme Court ruling of June 26, 2015 recognizes the marriages of same-sex couples. If you have been recently married, or will be getting married, as a result of this ruling—or if you were previously legally married in a state that recognized same-sex marriage—ORS can help answer questions about your pension and insurance benefits. The easiest way to contact us is to log in to miAccount and send a secure message using the miAccount Message Board. Please be as specific as you can. We’ll research your account and get back with you with answers to your questions and suggestions as to what you need to do next.

    Published July 2, 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

    The U. S. Supreme Court decision announced on Friday June 26, 2015 officially recognized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. We are working with the Michigan Attorney General's office and will post more specific information very soon.

    Published June 26, 2015

  • ORS is now on Twitter

    Come join the conversation online with ORS on Twitter! We'll be sharing helpful information about retirement planning, links to free resources provided by ORS, and news updates - all to help you prepare for retirement. Click here to see the page - make sure you sign in and click the "Follow" button on the page so you'll see our updates: www.twitter.com/MichiganORS

    Published November 14, 2014
  • ORS has a new look!

    Welcome to the new look of the Judges Defined Contribution Plan website and miAccount! This update is only one of many we'll be making over the next year to make our site more accessible and easier to use.

    Published May 5, 2014