THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT OF 1979 (EXCERPT)
Act 300 of 1980
38.1328 Summary of fiscal transactions; contents; description of retirement benefits; information to be posted on internet website and sent via electronic mail; database.Sec. 28.
(1) By April 15 of each year, the department shall furnish to the governor, the legislature, each retirement allowance recipient, and each member a summary of the fiscal transactions of the retirement system for the last completed fiscal year. The summary shall contain at least the following information from the financial and actuarial statements:
(a) A statement of assets and liabilities.
(b) A statement of investments by, and amount earned in, each category.
(c) A statement of revenues and expenditures.
(d) In addition to other disclosures required under this act that are based on expected returns on assets, a disclosure of the market-value discount rate that is used in calculating system liabilities and funded status of the system. The retirement system shall use the individual projected benefit entry age normal cost method of valuation when making the disclosure required in this subdivision.
(e) A disclosure of the funded status of the system that is based on the market value of assets with no smoothing. The retirement system shall use the individual projected benefit entry age normal cost method of valuation when making the disclosure required in this subdivision.
(f) A 5-year projection of the annual level percentage of payroll contribution rate required of reporting units under this act.
(g) Using the market-value discount rate disclosed under subdivision (d), a disclosure of the normal cost contribution rate.
(h) Other information the department or the retirement board considers necessary.
(2) The department shall furnish sufficient copies of a description of retirement benefits under this act to each reporting unit for the purpose of distribution to each of its employees as often as the department considers necessary, but not less than once every 3 years. The description shall contain the information the department considers necessary.
(3) By April 15 of each year, the department shall post on its internet website the information required under subsection (1) and shall send the information via electronic mail to each retirement allowance recipient and each member for which it has an electronic mail address.
(4) The department shall collect and maintain an electronic mail address for retirement allowance recipients and members under this act. In conjunction with the center for educational performance and information in the state budget office, the department shall develop and maintain a database of electronic mail addresses for retirement allowance recipients and members under this act. The department shall allow the department of education to access the electronic mail database developed and maintained under this subsection on an as-needed basis. The electronic mail addresses of individuals in the database under this subsection are confidential and are not subject to the disclosure requirements of the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
History: 1980, Act 300, Imd. Eff. Oct. 31, 1980
Am. 1989, Act 194, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989
Am. 2012, Act 300, Imd. Eff. Sept. 4, 2012
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 2 of Act 300 of 2012 provides:"Enacting section 2. (1) If the office of retirement services in the department of technology, management, and budget receives notification from the United States internal revenue service that any section or any portion of a section of this amendatory act will cause the retirement system to be disqualified for tax purposes under the internal revenue code, then the portion that will cause the disqualification does not apply."(2) The provisions of this amendatory act are severable. If any part of this amendatory act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect the remaining part of this amendatory act."
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