Retirement News

Latest Taunton Retirement news:

October 15, 2019
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE TAUNTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM:

An election will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 for the purpose of electing one board member to serve on the five-member Taunton Retirement Board for a term of three (3) years, said term to run from January 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2022.

The following is a list of candidates running for election to your retirement board:


Thomas A. Bernier (Fire Dept. - Lieutenant)
Richard J. Conti (Board of Assessors - Assessor)
Zachary Sousa (... Read Full Article
October 1, 2019
BACKGROUND

The City of Taunton Contributory Retirement System (“System”) is governed by the Taunton Retirement Board (“Board”) and is the pension system serving the City of Taunton employees in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The Board manages approximately $320 million in assets and employs a staff of 4 people in its office located in Taunton, Massachusetts. The Board is seeking qualified law firms to provide portfolio monitoring and fraud litigation services for the System as more fully... Read Full Article
June 17, 2019
The Taunton Retirement Board has approved a 3% COLA effective July 1, 2019 for all eligible retirees and survivors of the system who retired on or before June 30, 2018.  At its February 27th board meeting, member Dennis M. Smith made the motion to approve, seconded by member Peter H. Corr and the vote was unanimous to provide retirees with the increase.  Other members of the board voting in favor were Chairperson Ann Marie Hebert, member Gill E. Enos and member Barry J. Amaral.... Read Full Article
April 29, 2019
JOB DESCRIPTION:  Performs clerical & administrative duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director.

GENERAL DUTIES:  Responsibilities include: provide reception, answer telephone calls, handle mail, typing, filing, copying, assist employees to complete various forms, data input, electronic content scanning, general clerical duties and any other special tasks that the Ass’t. Director or Executive Director requests associated with the Taunton... Read Full Article
July 16, 2018
Proposals are available via written request and may be obtained up to the proposal deadline of Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. EST.  Please send your request electronically to the email address below:

Paul J. Slivinski, Executive Director​
pslivinski@taunton-ma.gov

The Retirement Board reserves the right to cancel or reject in whole or in part any or all proposals in the best interest of the Taunton Retirement System.

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May 30, 2018
The Taunton Retirement Board has approved a 3% COLA effective July 1, 2018 for all eligible retirees and survivors of the system who retired on or before June 30, 2017.  At its February 28th board meeting, member Dennis Smith made the motion to approve, seconded by member Barry Amaral and the vote was unanimous to provide retirees with the increase.  Other members of the board voting in favor were Chairperson Ann Marie Hebert, member Gill E. Enos and member Peter H. Corr. ... Read Full Article
January 24, 2018
The Taunton (MA) Retirement Board is seeking proposals from qualified Legal Services firms and/or Attorneys specializing in providing legal services/advice to Massachusetts Public Employee Defined Benefit Plan governed under the provisions of MGL Chapter 32 and Regulations of the Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission 840 CMR.

The Board reserves the right to cancel or reject in whole or part any or all proposals in the best interest of the Taunton Retirement System... Read Full Article
January 3, 2018
The Taunton Retirement Board is seeking applicants for the position of Fifth Member of the Retirement Board also known as the “Board Appointee.”  The Board operates under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32.  The Fifth Member, together with the other four members of the Board, acts as fiduciaries of the Taunton Retirement System and is involved in the administration of the approximately 2,300-member retirement system and has oversight for the investment of over $... Read Full Article
November 9, 2017
At an election held on November 2, 2017, Incumbent Police Officer Dennis Smith won re-election to the Taunton Retirement Board for a new 3-year term.  Smith easily outdistanced his only challenger, Firefighter Thomas Bernier, by almost 2 to 1.  The unofficial vote tally was 482 votes for Smith and 244 votes for Bernier.  It was Bernier’s third attempt to land a seat on the board.  Says Smith…”I am very humbled by the vote of confidence that the members and retirees have... Read Full Article