MPSERS Employer News - October 2022

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MPSERS Employer News

October 2022

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Additional retirement contributions

Participating Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System (MPSERS) K-12 districts, charter schools/PSAs, and intermediate districts will soon see allocations established per Public Act 144 of 2022, Section 147c(2).

Beginning in mid-November (through mid-August) ORS will invoice 147c(2) MPSERS One Time Deposit amounts under the Additional Retirement Contributions line of the employer statement, in addition to UAAL Rate Stabilization invoices. The two amounts will appear on your statement together as two different line items.

Additional Retirement Contributions

Letters indicating the amounts owed are visible under Invoice History, listed as “Additional Retirement Contributions Due for MM YYYY.

Additional Invoice History

Note: Universities, community colleges, and libraries will not be invoiced 147c(2) MPSERS One Time Deposit, but will still be responsible for UAAL Rate Stabilization invoices.

Finding information in past newsletters or emails

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Last month’s newsletter included an overview of some changes to the Employer Communications section of the Employer Information website (PSRU). One change that will make it easier to locate past information is the way our newsletters now appear in Employer Communications. Instead of showing the whole newsletter, clicking a newsletter link now shows a list of articles in the issue:

Employer Communications - Newsletters

The top link takes you to the full issue as before, and the links below jump directly to the specific articles.

In addition, words in past content are searchable. Using the search tool, you can (for example) see a list of newsletters or emails that contain the word “audit.”

Employer Communications page - Search bar

Lastly, all articles are tagged with one of several common topics that can be used to filter articles. By applying one of these filters, you can more quickly find newsletter issues or emails that contain information on that topic.

Employer Communications - filter options

These tools work for communications sent beginning January 2022. For older communications, use the link at the top of the Employer Communications page to view a simple list of links.

FOIA notifications update

FOIA (Freedom of Information)

We’ve changed our process for notifying members about FOIA requests. When we provide information due to a FOIA request, rather than sending out notification emails, we now post the notification to our website here: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) .

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Meet with Voya

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State of Michigan 401(k) and 457 Plan participants have access to Voya’s one-on-one account reviews year-round. Topics covered include description of the individual’s retirement and healthcare plans and retirement readiness.

In This Issue:

October 2022 calendar

Important Dates & Reminders

Oct. 31
Due date for returning the Reporting Authorization Certification.

Nov. 6
Scheduled System Maintenance — (Employer Reporting website unavailable).

Nov. 8
Election Day ­— ORS is not open for business on this state holiday.

Nov. 11
Veterans’ Day ­— ORS is not open for business on this state holiday.

Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Day & Day after Thanksgiving — ORS is not open for business on these state holidays.

Recent Communications

Recent Communications

Oct. 17: Update on DB statement balances (

Oct. 14: Update on PA-184 related technology

Oct. 6: Recent DB Pay Cycle Statement may show incorrect balances

RIM Updates

Recent RIM Updates

4.05.01: Normal salary increase (NSI) schedules for K12, charter schools/PSAs, ISDs, and libraries (employment class codes 1110, 1120, and 1130)

4.05.02: Normal salary increase (NSI) schedule for colleges and universities (employment class codes 1110, 1120, and 1130)

Helpful Tip

Helpful Tip — Reporting Retirees

As a reminder, reporting units should use the Working After Retirement – Employer Guide for instruction on how to report retirees you hire.