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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Freedom of Information Act Process for the Michigan Office of Retirement Services

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq, provides that certain persons can receive copies or make inspections of most public records of public bodies upon written request. The person must sufficiently describe the records he or she seeks. The public body may charge a fee to cover the cost of complying with a person's FOIA request.

FOIA requests directed to this agency can be sent by email or mail to:


Michigan Office of Retirement Services
Attn. FOIA Coordinator
530 W. Allegan St.
PO Box 30171
Lansing, MI 48909-7671

Requests should include a name, phone number, and mailing address.

View the department's written procedures and guidelines.

View a written public summary of the department's procedures and guidelines.

FOIA Responses

Here is a list of granted FOIA requests for the past 12 months that include responsive documents related to 50 or more individuals:


FOIA Number


Retirement system


Copy of Response

3/16/2023 2317 Synaptix Public Schools Employees' Production files provided in response to both FOIA #2235 and #2308 regarding Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System compensation information for fiscal year 2022 that have already been provided to the Mackinac Center and American Transparency, respectively. FOIA Response 2317
3/16/23 2312-2314 American Transparency Judges, State Employees, and State Police Retirement System A list of all retirees paid a monthly annuity, including first name, middle initial, last name, last employer zip code, employee zip code, monthly annuity amount. FOIA Response 2312 - 2314
2/24/23 2309 American Transparency Public School Employees' A list of first names, middle initials, last names, last employer zip code, last employer, and monthly annuity amount for retired public school employees for the 2022 calendar year. FOIA Response 2309
2/16/23 2304 Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Public School Employees' A list of the first names, middle initials, last names, organization retired from, and date of retirement for MPSERS members retired between Jan. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2022. FOIA Response 2304