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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests


Freedom of Information Act Process for the 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:

Email: DTMB-ORS-FOIA-Requests@michigan.gov

Office of Retirement Services
Attn. FOIA Coordinator
530 W. Allegan Street
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:

Date

FOIA Number

Requestor

Retirement system

Summary

Copy of Response

03/18/22 2205 American Transparency JRS & SERS First name, middle initial, last name, monthly annuity and first two digits of employee zip code of residency, employer zip code for retired judges receiving a monthly pension. first name, middle initial, last name, last name, employer zip code, first two digits of employee zip code of residency, monthly annuity for State of Michigan retirees which are paid a monthly pension. FOIA Response 2205
02/10/22 2202 American Transparency Public School Employees' First name, middle initial, last name, last employer zip code, and employee zip code of residence, last employer, and monthly annuity amount for retired public school employees which are paid a monthly pension. FOIA Response 2202
01/12/22 2201 American Transparency Public School Employees' The exact same production files for Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System employees in Michigan for the 2020-21 year already provided to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. FOIA Response 2201
11/01/21 2135 Mackinac Center Public School Employees' A list of names, employer and total gross salaries and/or total compensation/pensionable salaries for all current employees in the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System for school fiscal year 2021. FOIA Response 2135
10/22/21 2134 Mackinac Center Public School Employees' First name, last name, employer, monthly pension amount for MPSERS participants for school fiscal year 2020. FOIA Response 2134