Workshops and Webinars

You may think that you’ll learn about retirement when the time comes. The reality is that retirement will be here sooner than you think. You’re at an ideal place in your career to learn about your retirement plan and be confident in your knowledge and the decisions you’ll make for your future following state of Michigan employment.

Pre-Retirement Orientation (PRO):
For defined benefit pension plan participants expecting to retire within five years

A PRO lasts about four hours and is an opportunity for defined benefit pension plan participants who were hired before 3/31/1997 and are expecting to retire within the next five years to learn more about their retirement plan so they can make informed decisions about their future. Presentations will be delivered by representatives of both Voya Financial® and the DTMB Office of Retirement Services.
Topics include:
  • 401 (k) and 457 Plans (Voya®)
  • Investment and Account Withdrawal Strategies (Voya)
  • Choosing a pension payment option (ORS)
  • Eligibility requirements (ORS)
  • Calculating retirement benefits (ORS)
  • Insurance after retirement (ORS)
  • Questions and answers (Voya and ORS)

You might wish to download the Retirement Readiness book to review before the meeting begins.

Check the upcoming PRO schedule

All of our meetings are accessible as defined by guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals who need visual, hearing, written, or other assistance, to effectively participate, may contact ORS-Accommodations@michigan.gov at least ten (10) days before the event to request an accommodation. Please include the meeting date and time along with your contact information.

Note: If the facility is closed due to inclement weather or for any other reason, the meeting is canceled.

Check back often as new dates are added throughout the season.