2017-18 Payroll Calendar Is Now Available

Michigan Office of Retirement Services - News for Employers

March 16, 2017


Note: If the payroll calendar does not apply to you, you can disregard this message. 


Your 2017-18 payroll calendar is now available for review on the Employer Reporting website


These dates are created following the schedule used in your 2016-17 payroll calendars. Please review your online payroll calendar dates to ensure they correspond to the pay period begin and end dates that will be used for your retirement detail reports in fiscal year 2017-18.


You can view your calendar by clicking on the View Payroll Calendar link. Under Existing Calendars, locate the FY 2017-18 calendar link(s). This will open the Create/Edit Payroll Calendar Details screen. Verify the pay period start and end dates listed under Option 2 - View Payroll Period Dates.


Important note: Adjustments to your payroll calendar will result in changes to your pay cycle report and payment due dates.

Calendar changes will not be accepted in the event a pay period end date falls on a holiday or a weekend. Changes in a payroll calendar will only be allowed in the instance of changing the frequency of pay (biweekly, semimonthly, or monthly) or in the case of a fiscal year with 27 pay periods.

Only ORS can make changes to your payroll calendar. If your 2017-18 calendar needs to be changed you must contact ORS no later than June 23, 2017. Please submit any changes by completing the Payroll Calendar Submission and Change Request R1073C form located on the Employer Information website under Reporting Forms.


For more information on payroll calendars please see the Reporting Instruction Manual (RIM), sections 7.03.00 and 7.03.01


If you have any questions, contact the Employer Reporting Call Center at 517-636-0166 or at ORS_Web_Reporting@michigan.gov.