New employee? If you first began working for a Michigan public school July 1, 2010 through September 3, 2012, you’re a member of the Pension Plus plan. Your website is www.mipensionplus.org. If you first began working for a Michigan public school on September 4, 2012, or later, you’re a member of either the Pension Plus plan or the Defined Contribution plan based on your election when you first started working. Contact your HR office if you need to review your election.
Welcome to the ORS website for members of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System who began public school employment before July 1, 2010.
Throughout your working career, your employer takes care of your pension plan deductions, wage and service records, and plan contributions. Regular reports are sent to ORS to become part of your personal pension record. When it's time to retire, your employer hands off all your final records to ORS, and we become your partner in retirement.
1099-R statements for 2016 are now available in miAccount. Log in and click on Pension Payments to access your statement. A printed statement will be mailed by the end of January.
Published on January 9, 2017
Our office will be closed on the following date:
- January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. 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 January 9, 2017
You can use the Pension Impact Estimator to determine what effect, if any, working after retirement has on your pension. This tool is designed so that you answer a series of questions and, at the end, receive an answer as to how your pension is impacted by your work. Use this tool before returning to work, or while you’re planning your retirement strategy.
Published November 14, 2016
On July 19, 2016, the state filed a formal request to the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the Court of Appeals (COA) ruling on PA 75 and the 3 percent healthcare contributions for public school employees. In June 2016, the COA ruled that PA 75 was unconstitutional and ordered the refund of contributions that had been deducted from public school employees pay during the period the statute was in effect (2010 to 2012). In the meantime, the contributions at issue are being held in an escrow account pending a final decision of whether they should be applied to the healthcare trust, along with other member and employer contributions, to provide investment funding for retiree healthcare.
Originally published July 20, 2016
Other Items of Interest
- Retirement Act: Public Act 300
The operation of Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System is controlled by the Public School Employees Retirement Act, Public Act 300 of 1980, as amended.
- Connections Read the latest Connections, the newsletter we deliver twice a year to our retirees.
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports contain a wealth of interesting figures and statistics about the Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System.
- Preretirement Seminars, Webinars, and Tutorials This two-hour meeting is an opportunity for you to hear an overview of your retirement benefits so you can make informed decisions about your retirement and your future.