Retirement News

Latest Taunton Retirement news:

December 31, 2012
The Taunton Retirement Board voted December 21, 2012 to raise the COLA from 1.7% to 3% and grant the raise effective July 1, 2013 for all eligible retirees and survivors.  Taunton’s COLA base is $14,000.
October 31, 2012

Pursuant to best-practices policy guidelines, the Taunton Retirement Board is seeking qualified law firms to provide portfolio monitoring and fraud litigation services for the City of Taunton Contributory Retirement System.

A copy of the Requests for Proposals may be obtained by calling (508) 821-1052 or via email at

Proposals are due on or before 12:00 Noon on November 28, 2012 and... Read Full Article
April 30, 2012
The City of Taunton’s retirees and survivors will receive a 3% COLA effective July 1, 2012. The 3% COLA is calculated up to the first $14,000 of a member’s allowance. Therefore, the maximum benefit that can be received is $35.00 per month. Only retirees/survivors who retired on or before June 30, 2011 are eligible.  The 3% rate is the maximum percentage allowed by law despite the Social Security COLA that was set at 3.6%.  At its monthly meeting on April 27, 2012, board member Peter H... Read Full Article
April 25, 2012
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March 30, 2012
Please Note:   Retirees and survivors were scheduled to receive a direct deposit on Friday, March 30, 2012.  Due to a delay with processing the direct deposit file for the month of March, the deposit will not take place until Monday, April 2, 2012.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Paul Slivinski, Executive Director
February 27, 2012
At a regular monthly meeting of the Taunton Retirement Board held on February 24, 2012, the Board voted to re-appoint A. Joan Ventura to a new three-year term to serve as the Board's appointee to the retirement board.  Ms. Ventura's term will run from 02/24/2012 thru 02/24/2015.  Ms. Ventura is the retired former Executive Director of the Norfolk County Retirement System with over 35 years of experience working with Massachusetts public pension systems.