Retirement News

Latest Taunton Retirement news:

November 17, 2020
At a recent election of the Taunton Retirement Board held on November 10, 2020, incumbent board member Dennis M. Smith won re-election to the five-member board with a total of 530 votes.  His two challengers were Zachary Sousa (Light Plant engineer) with 168 votes and Richard J. Conti (Assessor) with 46 votes.  Smith’s term is for three (3) years and will run from December 1, 2020 thru November 30, 2023.  Says Smith “I’d like to thank all those who took the time to vote.  I... Read Full Article
September 24, 2020
An election will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 for the purpose of electing one board member to server on the five-member Taunton Retirement Board for a term of 3 years.
September 24, 2020
Salary range $40,000 - $50,000

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Perform administrative duties including accounting, clerical support, and electronic content management (ECM) as assigned by the executive director and assistant director.  


answer telephone calls and provide reception for visitors; 
log calls and distribute messages to board members and director & asst. director; 
handle and distribute daily mail;
utilize word processing to maintain form-... Read Full Article
July 2, 2020
Assistant Executive Director

Salary range $70,000 - $78,000

Primary Purpose:

To assist the Executive Director in the daily administration of the retirement system and supervision of staff.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


Salary payroll warrant, vouchers, checks

Vendor accounts payable warrant, vouchers, checks

Retiree payroll warrant, voucher, checks & vendor end-checks, NOD’s, deductions for taxes & insurance.  Direct deposit file and related... Read Full Article
June 1, 2020
The Taunton Retirement Board has approved a 3% COLA effective July 1, 2020 for all eligible retirees and survivors of the system who retired on or before June 30, 2019.  At its March 25th 2020 board meeting, member Thomas A. Bernier made the motion to approve, seconded by member Dennis M. Smith 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... Read Full Article
June 1, 2020
Please Note:  The City of Taunton has approved a health insurance premium holiday.  Therefore eligible retirees & survivors under the HMO or PPO plan will have their premiums adjusted over the next couple of months to recover the refund due.  If you are eligible for a refund, your health premium will be adjusted to ZERO for the month of May.  Then there will be a further adjustment in the month of June to complete the refund.  Starting in July, you will revert... Read Full Article
March 5, 2020
The Taunton Retirement Board would like to introduce you to the Employee Self Service (ESS) Web Portal module of our Pension Pro software.

The ESS Web Portal module can be securely accessed by going to or from the link on the Retirement page of the City of Taunton Retirement Board website at 

The ESS Web Portal module will provide current Members and Retirees with the following features and capabilities:


Review... Read Full Article
December 9, 2019
Perseverance and the desire to serve the members of the Taunton Retirement System were definitely attributes that finally placed Fire Lieutenant Thomas “Tom” Bernier as an elected member to the Board.  After four attempts at running, Bernier topped the ticket in the recently held retirement board election on December 5, 2019.  With strong support from Taunton Firefighters Local 138, Bernier received 284 votes to win a three-year term that will run from 01/01/2020 thru 12/31/2022.... Read Full Article
October 15, 2019

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

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