Charter Schools and Public School Academies (PSAs): Reporting Requirements

Through Public Act 300 of 1980, the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Act, all K 12 schools, charter schools/public school academies, intermediate school districts, tax-supported community colleges, seven Michigan universities, and district libraries are reporting units of the retirement system.

Employees hired directly by a charter school/public school academy are Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS) members and must be reported to the Office of Retirement Services (ORS).

Personnel hired through a third party company or as an independent contractor are not eligible MPSERS members. However, MPSERS retirees hired through a third party company or as an independent contractor must be reported in certain situations. The online guide, Working After Retirement – Employer Guide is available to assist you in determining whether or not a MPSERS retiree needs to be reported to ORS.

For more information about core services, see Core Services.

To notify ORS of a retiree performing core services, please complete the Retiree Employment Certification form (R0851C) and return it to ORS as directed on the form.

For information on new charter schools/public school academies, see New Reporting Units.