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  WCERS provides retirement services for Active, Deferred, Retired Wayne County Employees, Wayne County Airport Authority Employees and Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court Employees.



Privacy Statement, Legal Notices and Terms of Use 


The Wayne County Employees Retirement System (“WCERS”) provides this website for information purposes only for its members, their beneficiaries, and the general public.  WCERS makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the materials found on the website.

While WCERS makes every effort to provide the most current and accurate information available, inadvertent errors or omissions may occur.  WCERS does not represent that the information on this website is the most current information available.  Some website pages display modification dates.  These dates may be used as an indication of whether the data contained on the page is current.

WCERS is administered by the Board of Retirement ("Board") to provide retirement, disability, death, and survivor benefits for its employees' under the authority of the Home Rule Charter for the county and Section 12a of Act No. 156 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1851 (MCL 46.12a, MSA 5.333(1)), as amendedthe Internal Revenue Code, and various statutes, rules and regulations.  These statutes, rules, and regulations are complex and subject to change.  In the event of a conflict between the statutes, rules, and regulations governing WCERS and the information contained on this website, the statutes, rules, and regulations shall control.

The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as legal or financial advice. Users who have legal or financial questions are strongly encouraged to consult an appropriate professional. Users who have questions regarding retirement benefits are encouraged to consult with an WCERS Retirement Specialist.

The Collection and Use of Information

WCERS Visitor Statistics tool tracks the following information about visitor activity (usage) on your site: files, hits, kbytes, pages, referrers, unique search strings, sites, unique URLs, unique user agents, and visits.

  • Files: The number of files that have been requested (downloaded) from your site during the report period. 
  • Websites contain a collection of computer files, which are sent by a remote computer (Web server) to the client (Web browser) as the client requests them. Files (the outgoing response to a request) include all viable Web file formats, such as HTML files (.html), graphics files (.gif, .jpg or .png), Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf), Macromedia Flash files (.swf), Microsoft Word files (.doc) ASP files (.asp), etc. 

The relationship between hits and files can be thought of as incoming requests and outgoing responses.

  • Hits: The total number of requests that were made to the site during the report period.
    Any request made to the Web server is logged as a hit. The request can be for files, such as an HTML page, graphic image, audio file or CGI script, or for queries made by search engine spiders.
  • KBytes: The amount of data in kilobytes (KB) sent out by the server during the report period.
    Though not exact, this figure is a fairly accurate representation of the amount of outgoing traffic the server had.
    Note: 1 KB = 1,024 bytes, not 1,000 bytes.
  • Pages (Also called Page Views): The number of pages viewed during the report period.Hypertext mark-up files (.html or .htm) and files that generate HTML documents (for example, .asp .cgi). are considered pages, with the definition of a page varying by server. WCERS servers define as a page any file with one of the following extensions: 
  • .htm* 
  • .cgi 
  • .chtml 
  • .shtml 
  • .phtml 
  • .php* 
  • .pl 
  • .py 

( * represents any character)

Some people consider the pages total to be the number of pure hits. In other words, it is a truer indication of the traffic your site receives.

  • Referrers: The record of the URLs from which a request was made during the report period. 

Example: A user follows a link on to your site. The URL of the linking page ( is the referring URL or referrer.

  • Search Strings: The record of all unique search strings obtained from the end of the referrer URLs during the report period.
    Search strings are the words entered by users into a search engine or directory to locate information.
  • Sites: The record of all unique IP addresses that made requests to the Website during the report period.
    The Internet is a network of computers that can share files with one another via a common protocol. Each computer on the network has a unique IP (Internet Protocol) address, which identifies that computer and differentiates it from other computers on the network. Each request made to the server comes from a unique IP address or site.

Note: The number of sites does not represent the number of individual users or individual computers accessing the Website. Due to factors, such as multiple people working on the same network, it is impossible to determine a unique visitor total using only logs and HTTP protocol. Still, this number can be used as a close approximation.

Example: Private networks connecting to the Internet via a router use a single IP address (the router IP address) for security purposes, so one site can represent multiple users.

  • URLs: The number of unique URLs at your site accessed during the report period.
    The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or Web address identifies the location of a file on the Internet, such as a Web page or an image on the page. The information is sent to the Web server whenever a user follows a link on a Web page or types a URL directly into the address bar of the Web browser.
  • User Agents: The record of the unique programs and devices used to access your site.
    User agents include:
  • Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox 
  • Search engine spiders, such as those from Yahoo! and Google 
  • Download managers 
  • Text-to-speech and similar readers
  • Visits (Also called Sessions): An attempt to measure the number of times visitors go to a Website during the report period.
    As page requests are made to the Web server from sites, the server records the IP address and the time which elapses between requests from that IP address. If the time between requests exceeds 30 minutes, StartLogic Web servers record a new visit for that site.

Example: Someone visits a page at your site at 1:00 p.m. and then requests another page at 3:00 p.m. The server records two visits.

Note: Due to the limitation of the HTTP protocol and other factors, the number of visits should not be taken as absolutely accurate. Rather, it should be considered a very close estimate. 




Users of this website agree to hold WCERS, its Board members, employees, agents, and representatives harmless from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action of any kind or nature now and in the future that may arise out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information contained in this website.