Retirement News

Latest Taunton Retirement news:

March 26, 2024
The Taunton Retirement Board has approved a 3% COLA effective July 1, 2024 for all eligible retirees and survivors of the system who retired on or before June 30, 2023.  At its Feb. 28, 2024 board meeting, member Barry J. Amaral made the motion to approve, seconded by member Thomas A. Bernier and the vote was unanimous to provide retirees and survivors with the increase.  Other members of the board voting in favor were Chairman Dennis M. Smith, Gill E. Enos and Ian D. Fortes. ... Read Full Article
January 24, 2024
Open Enrollment for City of Taunton retirees/survivors will start on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 8 a.m. and end on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 7 p.m.  Any changes done during Open Enrollment will be effective July 1, 2024.  There will be two informational meetings for Open Enrollment on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (in person at City Hall) and Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (Zoom).  Times for these meetings will be updated shortly. 
January 15, 2024
The Taunton Retirement Board (hereinafter, the “Board") invites proposals from qualified entities seeking to serve as Investment Consultant to the Board. 
November 28, 2023
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
August 28, 2023
A notice-of-election for the Taunton Retirement Board was mailed to all members in June 2023.  Nomination papers were due by 12 noon on August 14, 2023.  As of that deadline, the only nomination paper received was for incumbent board member Dennis M. Smith.

At a meeting of the Taunton Retirement Board on August 23, 2023, the board trustees determined pursuant to MGL Chapter 32 and state regulations 840 CMR 7.05 that only one candidate was nominated and the board declared Dennis M.... Read Full Article
June 30, 2023

(Full-time 35 hours per week)


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, and copying, assisting employees to complete various forms, data input, electronic content scanning, general clerical duties and any other special... Read Full Article
January 25, 2023
Recent legislation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Chapter 269 of the Acts of 2022 - provides for a cost-of-living increase up to 5% effective retroactive to July 1, 2022.  The Taunton Retirement Board trustees voted to approve Ch. 269 thereby increasing the COLA from the previously approved 3% up to 5%.  This will be processed as soon as payroll computer programs are modified to process the retroactive increase.

The other COLA item approved by the retirement board was the... Read Full Article
November 18, 2022
At a recent election of the Taunton Retirement Board held on November 10, 2022, incumbent board member Thomas A. Bernier won re-election to the five-member board with a total of 460 votes.  His two challengers were Zachary Sousa (Light Plant engineer) with 184 votes and Richard Calderon (Procurement officer) with 25 votes.  Bernier’s term is for three (3) years and will run from January 1, 2023 thru December 31, 2025. 
Says Bernier “I am humbled and thankful to all those who took... Read Full Article
September 8, 2022

An election will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022 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, 2023 thru December 31, 2025.   

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

•       Zachary Sousa (Light Plant - Engineer)
•       Richard... Read Full Article
February 18, 2022
Open Enrollment will be begin for all employees and retirees who are under 65 who are eligible for health insurance on February 28, 2022 and end on March 31, 2022.  Retirees who are over 65+ are able to enroll in the Retiree Basic Dental Plan only.  Anyone currently enrolled in our MEDEX group cannot change his/her medical coverage during open enrollment.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 508-821-1060.