Join Us in Serving Michigan’s Communities

We are constantly exploring what it takes to be the best MERS we can be. To make that happen, we know our employees need to be free to be their best selves, too. Together, we are building an extraordinary future that provides a flexible work environment, values diversity and inclusion, and believes in developing its employees.

Great Place to Work

Great Place To Work Logo91% of employees at Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) say it is a great place to work compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. Learn more.

Best-in-Class

 

Gallagher named MERS a best In class employer 2023

Work Environment

A flexible, hybrid work environment and business casual office allow employees to bring their best self to work and be their best at home.

Learning

Our staff are always on a journey to learn. Whether it is to improve their skills or learn how to best serve our community, we are committed to growing our knowledge base to best serve our customers.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want our team to reflect the rich diversity of our world, with equitable access to opportunity for everyone.

Our Mission

To partner with Michigan communities to provide retirement benefits and related services to support a secure retirement.

We take retirement seriously at MERS. We strive to provide exceptional service and comprehensive solutions to our customers to help them achieve their financial goals.

Build the future with us

If you are looking for company committed to its employees, MERS is your place. We may not always have a job posted, but we’re always looking for the right people. It takes a wide variety of staff, each with different skillsets, to build that team. Where do you fit in?

Information Technology (IT)

Specialized teams focusing on cyber security, technical support, data management, etc.

Communication and Retirement Strategies

Collaborative team that produces original materials in-house. Listens to and shares customer feedback to enhance products and services.

Investments

Managing assets for strategic growth over the long-term while maintaining current pension obligations.

Customer Relations

Building and expanding relationships with current and prospective customers through a variety of channels, including a service center that manages inbound and outbound calls, emails, online chat, as well as traveling positions, all who work directly with customers.

Customer Support

Retirement support with task-focused work through various customer life transitions.

Finance and Actuarial

Accounting for MERS finances and providing plan administrative support and actuarial analysis and reports.

Job Openings

View a list of our current job opportunities or submit a general application.

What is it like to work at MERS?

We are united in service, one MERS. We are guided by the following principles as we work together to serve our customers.

Collaboration

We foster collaboration, participation and feedback in all of our interactions with an emphasis on communication.

Trust

We establish trust and respect each other through a shared sense of purpose, openness and vulnerability.

Celebration

We enjoy what we do, have fun, believe in work-life balance and celebrate success and hard work.

Creativity

We encourage innovative thinking to solve problems. We recognize that being able to bend will not break us.

Accountability

We make decisions with integrity and in the best interest of each other and our customers. We own the impacts of our words and actions.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring diversity is welcomed and encouraged, different perspectives are heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging.

Community

We are proud to be part of the community we operate in and are committed to supporting each other and local causes.

At MERS we want you to bring your best self to work. We engage, encourage and reward employees on their personal pathway to better health with a focus on:

Career development

Physical and mental health

Community service

Financial wellbeing

Social events

“I can balance my life around my work, which means both work and my personal life get the best me.”
~ Mandy Brzezinski, Assistant General Counsel

“Transparency and growth brings out the best Mohamed.”
~ Mohamed Sharif, Service Center Analyst

“I enjoy working with others who have similar goals and value the work we do, even if we differ in how we accomplish that end.”
~ Adria McFarland, Service Center Analyst

Total Compensation Package

MERS offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package that help you feel and do your best. MERS performs regular benchmarking to ensure that our employees’ salary and benefits remain competitive in the market.

Retirement Package

  • MERS Defined Benefit Plan (guaranteed lifetime income)
  • MERS 457 program (voluntary supplemental retirement savings)
  • MERS Health Care Savings Program (post-employment medical expenses)
  • MERS IRA (voluntary supplemental retirement savings)
  • Long-term care insurance

Paid Time Off

  • 14 paid holidays
  • Flexible PTO policy with longevity increases
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid community service hours

Insurance

  • Competitive medical plans (PPO and HMO)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Dental insurance (including orthodontia)
  • Vision insurance (annual visits)
  • Dependent Care and Flexible Spending Accounts