Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2015 Data Tables

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Q17b. There are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to current employees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
There are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to current employees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Defined Contribution 37% 40% 46% 48% 42%
Defined Benefit 86% 19% 66% 44% 39%
Hybrid 19% 4% 15% 4% 8%
No Retirement Income Benefits 0% 10% 1% 3% 6%
Not Applicable 0% 25% 0% 1% 14%
Don't Know 2% 5% 1% 7% 4%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
There are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to current employees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Defined Contribution 34% 40% 51% 59% 43% 42%
Defined Benefit 23% 35% 42% 54% 72% 39%
Hybrid 2% 6% 14% 13% 19% 8%
No Retirement Income Benefits 9% 8% 4% 0% 1% 6%
Not Applicable 26% 18% 1% 0% 1% 14%
Don't Know 6% 4% 3% 1% 0% 4%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
There are a number of different types of retirement income benefits that local governments might offer personnel, including a defined contribution plan (i.e., IRA, 401a, 457b, or 401k-type plan), a defined benefit plan (i.e., a traditional pension), or a hybrid plan (i.e., a plan that combines features of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans for an individual). Which type(s) of retirement income benefits, if any, does your jurisdiction offer to current employees? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retirement income benefits) Defined Contribution 40% 40% 44% 38% 46% 45% 42%
Defined Benefit 46% 25% 37% 31% 40% 51% 39%
Hybrid 6% 5% 6% 3% 9% 16% 8%
No Retirement Income Benefits 4% 10% 7% 8% 4% 3% 6%
Not Applicable 12% 25% 16% 22% 9% 4% 14%
Don't Know 4% 6% 5% 3% 4% 2% 4%
*Respondents could select multiple response options from the list above. Therefore column totals are not intended to sum to 100% for this question.