Welcome to the ORS website for Michigan State Police. Membership in the
retirement plan is automatic for enlisted officers who have completed recruit school
and subscribed to the constitutional oath of office before June, 2012.
If you became part of the
Michigan State Police in June of 2012 or later, you are in a different
retirement plan. Information on this site does not apply to you.
If you work for the Michigan State Police but are not an enlisted officer, you may have retirement benefits as a state of Michigan employee. Click here to see
if you are a member of the State Employees' Retirement System.
We encourage our enlisted Michigan State
Police members to and come back often for important information.
Holiday Office Closures
Our office will be closed on the following dates:
- January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 18 - Presidents' Day
- May 27 - Memorial Day
- July 4 - Independence Day
State office closings for holidays are regulated by the Michigan Department of Civil Service Regulation 5.08. Public Act 124 of 1865 is the Michigan law governing official state holidays.
Published January 3, 2013
October 2012 Connections is published
The October 2012 issue of
Connections, our semiannual retiree newsletter, is now
available. Articles in this issue include:
Published October 5, 2012
ORS no longer delivering pension payments through U.S. mail
Michigan income tax rate changes
Message from the director
Tips to protect yourself from fraud
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2012-2013 Insurance Rates
The 2012-2013 Insurance Rates are now available on the Employee Benefits page of the Michigan Civil Service Commission website.
Published on August 23, 2012
March 2012 Connections is published
The March 2012 issue of
Connections, our semiannual retiree newsletter, is now available.
Articles in this issue include:
Published March 22, 2012
New downloadable, fillable forms help divorced members
If a member of a public pension gets divorced, the court may order that a portion of their pension be paid to an alternate payee such as a former spouse or dependent child. For active or deferred members, this order is known as an Eligible Domestic Relations Order (EDRO). For retired members, it is known as a Domestic Relations Order (DRO). To make things easier for you and your attorney, ORS has developed downloadable, fillable forms to allow our members to create accurate and complete EDROs or DROs that can be administered under the retirement statutes:
Eligible Domestic Relations Order (EDRO) (R0259H)
Eligible Domestic Relations Order: Background and
Domestic Relations Order (DRO) (R0323X)
Domestic Relations Orders: Background and Instructions (R0912X)
These are the preferred documents to file with the Office of Retirement Services. They are the fastest, most efficient way to complete your filing. Complete it online, save it, print it, then take the printed copy to the court for the judge's signature.
Published October 7, 2011
Member Statements now available in miAccount
No more waiting for your Member Statement - it is now available in
miAccount. Your personalized statement displays your wages, service credit,
service credit purchases, and contributions as reported to us from your
Because of this time-saving tool, we will no longer mail paper statements.
Log in to
miAccount, and then click on Member Statement in the left navigation bar to
view your up-to-date account information.
Published on March 8, 2011
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