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Taunton is one of 104 public employee contributory retirement systems in Massachusetts. The retirement plan serves over 1,430 city employees (excluding teachers) and over 850 retirees & survivors and is managed by a local retirement board consisting of five trustees.
The Taunton Retirement Board is responsible for maintaining approx. $325 million is pension assets for the City of Taunton's retirement system in compliance with Mass. General Laws Chapter 32. The Board's mission is to provide retirement benefits to plan participants and to safeguard the assets of the system. The retirement board is charged with the responsibility of prudently investing the pension assets to maximize the investment returns with the goal of becoming a fully funded system. The plan is a public employee contributory defined benefit plan first established in 1937.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 06/12/2020
In accordance with Gov. Baker’s recent announcements and the City of Taunton’s updated policy, the Retirement Board Offices will now open to our members and retirees EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020. Members of the retirement system are encouraged to call ahead of time to make appointments for filing of retirements or withdrawing funds or other board-related business - via phone call, fax, mail or email. For those visiting by appointment or impromptu, a questionnaire will have to be completed to assess that there is no risk of the virus present for the visitor. Face masks should be worn into the building and hands should be cleaned with sanitizer at the retirement office counter. 6 ft. social distancing remains in place. Soon after visitors leave, the office area will sanitized with wipes and spray to ensure safety for staff and other pending visitors.
The Retirement Board office will be staffed with appropriate personnel to assist members and retirees.
If you require assistance, please call for further direction. The telephone number for the City of Taunton Retirement Board is 508.821.1052. The fax number is 508.821-1063 The email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot of things can still be done over the phone and forms can be mailed, emailed or faxed for your convenience.
Retirees and Survivor pensioners will continue to get paid via monthly direct deposit. Accounts payable for vendors will continue to be processed.
On behalf of the Board, please be safe and thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to carry out our responsibilities and functions as best as possible.
Paul J. Slivinski, Executive Director