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Judges Retirement System

Two Plans for Judges

The Michigan Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for judicial employees: the Defined Benefit plan and the 401(k) Defined Contribution plan. Use the information below to determine which plan you belong to and to link to the website for that plan.


Retirement Plan Descriptions and Links

Defined Benefit Plan

You're a member of the Defined Benefit plan if you:

  • Were hired before March 31, 1997, and
  • Are a member of the Defined Benefit plan unless you elected to transfer to the 401(k) Defined Contribution plan during the open enrollment window (Jan. 2, 1998, through April 30, 1998).


Judges Retirement System Defined Benefit plan website


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Defined Contribution Plan

You're a participant in the Defined Contribution plan if you:

  • Are newly elected or appointed on or after March 31, 1997.


Judges Retirement System Defined Contribution plan website


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Other Items of Interest

About the Judges Retirement System

The Judges Retirement System is a statewide, public employee retirement plan administered by the Michigan Office of Retirement Services.
About the Judges Retirement System

Board Information

This board provides oversight of the Defined Benefit plan in the Judges Retirement System.
Board Information

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

The comprehensive annual financial reports contain a wealth of interesting figures and statistics about the Judges Retirement System.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports


Read the latest Connections, the newsletter we deliver four times a year to our retirees.

Retirement Act: Public Act 234 of 1992

The Judges Retirement Act is published in PDF and HTML formats, and is maintained by the Michigan Legislature.
Retirement Act: Public Act 234 of 1992

Voya Financial

Voya is a leading provider of pension plans and was selected by the state to administer the 401(k) Defined Contribution plan and the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Voya also offers services like investment counseling and round-the-clock customer service.

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