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  • Your partners in planning

    New employee?

    If you first worked for a Michigan public school July 1, 2010, or later, you’re a member of either the Pension Plus plan, Pension Plus 2 plan, or the Defined Contribution plan. 

    Public School Retirement Plans 

    Welcome to the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) website for members of the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System who began public school employment before July 1, 2010.

    Retirement is a journey; ORS is here to help you along yours. During your career, your employer takes care of your pension plan deductions, wage and service records, and plan contributions. Your employer sends regular wage and service reports to ORS that become part of your personal pension record. When it's time to retire, your employer hands off your final records to ORS, and we become your partner in retirement. ORS manages the retirement system carefully to preserve it for you and other future retirees.

What's New

  • miAccount begins using MILogin on Nov. 20

    Beginning on Nov. 20, the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) adopted the state of Michigan single sign-on standard, MILogin, for miAccount. MILogin is the same gateway used for other state of Michigan applications like renewing your license plate tags with the secretary of state or filing an unemployment claim.

    This new standard requires authentication before you can login to miAccount. It also provides stronger security for your personal information, including multi-factor authentication (MFA). You will be able to set your preferences in MILogin to complete the MFA process with a text or call to the phone number on your account.

    While the migration process is generally pretty straightforward there are some things you need to know before starting.

    To use MILogin you will need:

    • A user ID that is unique within MILogin.
      If your miAccount user name is already in use by someone else who uses MILogin, you will need to create a new user ID for MILogin.
    • An email address that is unique to you.
      If you and your spouse share an email address, create a new unique email address with your email provider.
    • A phone number that you can respond to during MILogin registration.
      You will receive a text message or call to a phone number during your MILogin registration. When asked for your phone number during the MILogin registration, supply a phone number where you can be reached within the next 5 minutes.
    • If you are a retiree, the net amount of your last pension payment.
      In miAccount, you will be asked to verify information about your account. If you are a retiree, you will be asked to supply the net amount of your last pension payment. The payment amount must be entered without a dollar sign or comma. If your last net pension payment amount was $1,234.56 you will enter 1234.56. You can find your net pension payment amount on your most recent bank statement. If your pension is deposited into more than one account, you will need to add up the amounts and then enter the total net amount.
       

    Revised on Nov. 24, 2021


  • Working After Retirement Legislation Passes with Immediate Effect

    Public Act (PA) 267 of 2020 was signed into law Dec. 29, 2020. PA 267 addresses rules concerning working after retirement as a substitute teacher and working in a critical shortage position. The critical shortage exemption has been extended until July 1, 2025, and removed the three-year maximum that a retiree can work in a critical shortage position.

    Published on Dec. 30, 2020


  • COVID-19 Workshop, Meeting, Office Visit Update

    At this time, we are canceling all scheduled workshops and office visits UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    While our in-person workshops and office visits are on hiatus during the COVID-19 emergency, please know that we're working on ways to serve you online. We've created a five-step  Planning Your Retirement presentation for public school employees (in the Defined Benefit pension plan first hired before July 1, 2010) who are within five years of retirement. This electronic presentation covers the exact same information as our traditional live workshops. Once a determination has been made to resume offering live workshops, an updated schedule will be available again on our website. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available.

    Revised on August 23, 2021


  • Medicare Plan Update Effective Jan. 1, 2020

    You may have heard that the state of Michigan retiree healthcare plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and covered dependents will be switching to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan effective Jan. 1, 2020. Please be aware that these changes do not apply to persons retiring from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System.

    Revised on Dec. 5, 2019


Other Items of Interest

  • Retirement Act: Public Act (PA) 300

    The operation of Michigan Public Schools Employees' Retirement System is controlled by the Public School Employees Retirement Act, PA 300 of 1980, as amended.

  • Connections

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

  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

    The annual reports contain a wealth of interesting figures and statistics about the Michigan Public Schools Employees' Retirement System.

  • Workshops, Webinars, and E-Learning Modules

    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.