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Retirement

We are the fiduciary for the Boston Retirement System, a governmental defined benefit plan.

Our board serves members and retirees of all City of Boston departments, the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the Boston Housing Authority, the Public Health Commission, and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.

Learn more about us


Unofficial results Update:

The unofficial results of the election for the third and fourth members of the Boston Board of Retirement have been released. View the unofficial results.

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Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 816
Boston, MA 02201-2038
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost of living increase

The COLA increase for those eligible is in the July 2020 check. The COLA effective July 1, 2020, is 3 percent on the first $14,000. For those reaching this maximum, this translates to an extra $35 per month. Others whose pension is less than $14,000 per year will have smaller COLA increases.

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings
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Oct 21

Boston Retirement Board meeting

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Nov 18

Boston Retirement Board meeting

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Dec 16

Boston Retirement Board meeting

2020 Retirement Board meetings

When and where

The Boston Retirement Board holds its monthly meetings on either the third or fourth Wednesday of the month.

Our meetings start at 10 a.m. The meetings take place in Room 716 of Boston City Hall.

Standard agenda
  1. Convene meeting (introduction of members and guests)
  2. Administrative session minutes of previous board meeting
  3. Outstanding and ongoing administrative issues
  4. Outstanding and ongoing investment issues
  5. Outstanding and ongoing financial issues
  6. Outstanding and ongoing operations issues
  7. Outstanding and ongoing legal issues
  8. Adjourn

Meeting minutes

Meeting minutes

Commission Info

Department:
Stipend:
No
Total Seats:
5

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Michael W. McLaughlin 10/1/2017 9/30/2020 Holdover
Michael D. O'Reilly 10/1/2017 9/30/2020 Holdover
Maureen Joyce 7/18/2019 Active
Thomas Jackson 1/24/2018 1/15/2021 Active
Daniel Greene 4/20/2018 3/13/2020 Holdover