• Welcome to the ORS website for state of Michigan employees who are in the Defined Benefit plan. (Not sure if you're in the Defined Benefit or 401(k) Defined Contribution plan? Click here).

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

What's New

  • miAccount Maintenance

    Maintenance tasks are scheduled to run on the ORS system this weekend. miAccount will go down for system maintenance beginning Saturday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. and come back online at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Please note that you will not be able to access miAccount during maintenance.

    Published May 28, 2015
  • March 2015 Connections is published

    The new and redesigned March 2015 issue of Connections, our semiannual retiree newsletter is now available. We found a way to give you a more readable and colorful Connections at a lower cost! Articles in this issue include:

    • System Financials
    • Director’s Message
    • Ask the Expert
    • Address Updates in miAccount are Easy

    While you’re at it, you may also want to view the new Connections video.

    Published March 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
  • 2014-2015 Insurance Rates

    The 2014-2015 Insurance Rates are now available on the Employee Benefits page of the Michigan Civil Service Commission website.

    Published on September 22, 2014

  • ORS has a new look!

    Welcome to the new look of the State Employees' Defined Benefit 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
  • NEWS UPDATE - Michigan Court of Appeals Rules State Worker 4% Retirement Contribution Unconstitutional

    On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling which impacts your plan contributions as a state employee and member of the Defined Benefit plan. The ruling is that a key element of a law requiring state employees to pay 4% of their income to remain in the state’s Defined Benefit pension plan is unconstitutional. This ruling is currently being reviewed and the state is determining next steps. During this time, ORS will continue to deduct the 4 percent contribution.

    Stay tuned to this page and to our Facebook page for updates on this decision and we’ll keep you informed.

    Published August 15, 2013

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Other Items of Interest

  • Tutorials, Webinars, and Seminars ORS is committed to serving members and employees today and preparing them for tomorrow. With this in mind, we are now offering the following opportunities to learn about your pension plan. See the tabs below for ways you can help yourself learn more.
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports contain a wealth of interesting figures and statistics about the State Employees' Retirement System.
  • Connections Read the latest Connections, the newsletter we deliver twice a year to our retirees.
  • Retirement Act: Public Act 240 of 1943 The operation of State Employees' Retirement System is controlled by the State Employees' Retirement Act- Public Act 240 of 1943, as amended.

The retirement plan information that appears on this website is intended to summarize basic provisions of Public Act 240 of 1943, as amended.
Current laws, rates, and factors are subject to change. Should there be discrepancies between the information reflected here and the actual law,
the provisions of the law govern.

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