January 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: PERAC's Annual Statement - Electronic Filling

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


January 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m

Subject Matter: PERAC's Annual Statement - Electronic Filling

Location: Springfield Retirement Board, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


January 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - CANCELLED

NEW DATE: February 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: PERAC's Annual Statement - Electronic Filling

Location: Middlesex County Retirement Board, 25 Linnel Circle, Billerica, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


February 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - CANCELLED

NEW DATE: TBA

Subject Matter: Actuarial Hodgepodge

Location: Taunton Public Library, 12 Pleasant Street, Taunton, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


February 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Actuarial Hodgepodge

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


February 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Actuarial Hodgepodge

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


March 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Snow Date: March 13, 2015

Subject Matter: Buonomo and Other Cases of Interest

Location: Westfield City Hall, Room 201

Educational Credit: Three Credits


March 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Snow Date: March 19, 2015

Subject Matter: Buonomo and Other Cases of Interest

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


March 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Snow Date: March 26, 2015

Subject Matter: Buonomo and Other Cases of Interest

Location: Dan Toomey Room, First Floor, Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA - Please use the Municipal Parking Lot across from Town Hall

Educational Credit: Three Credits


April 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Buonomo and Other Cases of Interest

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


April 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: PTSD and Disability

Location: Mass Teachers' Retirement System, Main Office, One Charles Park, Cambridge, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


April 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: SFI/Educational Credits

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


May 20, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: SFI/Educational Credits

Location: Springfield Retirement Board, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


May 28, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Fiduciary Duty

Location: MassPort Offices, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


May 31 - June 3, 2015

Subject Matter: MACRS June Conference

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

As has been the case in the past, PERAC, in conjunction with MACRS, will be making educational opportunities available at the June MACRS Conference (May 31 - June 3, 2015) in Hyannis. The breakout will be as follows: 


    1. Board members attending the Legal Panel Session during the main MACRS Conference will be awarded three credits – (Three Credits )
    
2. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 PERAC will conduct sessions – (Three Credits)


June 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Buonomo and Other Cases of Interest

Location: Fairhaven Town Hall, 40 Centre Street, Fairhaven, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


July 23, 2015 and August 27, 2015

Subject Matter: Ethics Commission Training (Three Credits)

The Commission will grant three (3) credits to retirement board members who complete a Public Education Seminar on the Conflict of Interest Law conducted by the State Ethics Commission.  As noted above, these sessions are sometimes held in conjunction with meetings of certain organizations.  Credit will be granted upon receipt by the Commission of a copy of the Certificate of Attendance issued to the retirement board member by the State Ethics Commission.

The State Ethics Commission will be conducting educational seminars throughout 2015 at its offices in Boston at One Ashburton Place, Room 619.  Present offerings include:

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Space is limited.  To attend a seminar at the Commission office, please call 617-371-9500 to register. 

The Ethics Commission is now offering the opportunity to attend a seminar via webinar.  To attend a seminar via webinar, please contact Carolyn Teehan at 617-371-9517 or cteehan@eth.state.ma.us to register and receive sign-in information. 
 


July 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., September 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m

Subject Matter:AG Open Meeting Law Forums (Three Credits)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

To register, call (617) 963-2925 or email OMLTraining@state.ma.us.

Please provide (1) first and last name; (2) town of residence; (3) public body/organization; and (3) location of the forum you will attend.

For more information about the webinar email OMLTraining@state.ma.us.
 


August 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: SFI/Educational Credits

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Register: (Please e-mail Rose Morrison at RAMorrison@per.state.ma.us to make reservations).
 


September 17, 2015, 9:00 AM

PERAC'S 11TH EMERGING ISSUES FORUM

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


College of the Holy Cross


Please register online. 


2015 Emerging Issues Forum Agenda  pdf format of 2015 Emerging Issues Forum Agenda

If you have questions, please contact Rose Morrison or Natacha Dunker
 


September 23, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Fiduciary Duty

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Register: (Please e-mail Rose Morrison at RAMorrison@per.state.ma.us to make reservations).
 


September 30, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: Fiduciary Duty

Location: Fairhaven Town Hall, 40 Centre Street, Fairhaven, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits

To Register: (Please e-mail Rose Morrison at RAMorrison@per.state.ma.us to make reservations).
 


November 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: FEES

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


AG Open Meeting Law/Ethics Commission Conflict of Interest (Six Credits)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Avon Town Hall, 65 East Main Street, Avon, Open Meeting Law (3 credits) at 5:30 p.m. - Conflict of Interest (3 credits) at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough, Open Meeting Law (3 credits) at 6:30 p.m. - Conflict of Interest (3 credits) at 7:30p.m.

To register, call (617) 963-2925 or email OMLTraining@state.ma.us. Please provide (1) first and last name, (2) town of residence, (3) public body/organization, and (3) location of the forum you will attend.

For more information about the webinar email OMLTraining@state.ma.us.


MACRS OCTOBER CONFERENCE (Six Credits)

As has been the case in the past, PERAC, in conjunction with MACRS, will be making educational opportunities available at the October MACRS Conference (October 4-7) in Springfield. The breakout will be as follows:

 1. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Board members attending the Legal Panel Session will be awarded three credits –(Three Credits).

2. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – PERAC will conduct sessions (Overview of Proposed Election and Disability Regulations and Review of New PERAC Website) – (Three Credits).
 


Ethics Commission Training (Three Credits)

The Commission will grant three (3) credits to retirement board members who complete a Public Education Seminar on the Conflict of Interest Law conducted by the State Ethics Commission.  As noted above, these sessions are sometimes held in conjunction with meetings of certain organizations.  Credit will be granted upon receipt by the Commission of a copy of the Certificate of Attendance issued to the retirement board member by the State Ethics Commission.

The State Ethics Commission will be conducting educational seminars throughout 2015 at its offices in Boston at One Ashburton Place, Room 619.  Present offerings include:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Space is limited.  To attend a seminar at the Commission office, please call 617-371-9500 to register. 

The Ethics Commission is now offering the opportunity to attend a seminar via webinar.  To attend a seminar via webinar, please contact Carolyn Teehan at 617-371-9517 or cteehan@eth.state.ma.us to register and receive sign-in information. 
 


2015 PRIM Investors’ Conference (Three Credits)

PRIM will hold an Investors’ Conference on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  The conference will be held in the Hogan Center Ballroom.  Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. - the formal program will convene at 9:00 a.m. 

Anyone planning to attend must either fax or e-mail an RSVP to Steffanny Rosario srosario@mapension.com by Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  The fax number is (617) 946-8475.
 


November 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: FEES

Location: Dan Toomey Room, First Floor, Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


December 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: FEES (Please note subject has changed for this class)

Location: Springfield Retirement Board, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


December 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: FEES

Location: PERAC, Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145

Educational Credit: Three Credits


December 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Subject Matter: SFI/EDUCATIONAL CREDIT

Location: PERAC, 5 Middlesex Avenue, 3rd Floor, Somerville, MA

Educational Credit: Three Credits


NON-PERAC; NON-MACRS EVENTS

PERAC will award credit for attendance at the following educational events sponsored by entities other than the Commission and MACRS:

The Commission will grant credits for the following:

  1. NCPERS (TEDS) – 3 Credits;
  2. NCPERS (PATS) – 3 Credits;
  3. NCTR Trustee Workshop – 3 Credits;
  4. International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFB) New Trustee Institute/Advanced Trustees Institute – 3 Credits;
  5. PRIM Investors’ Conference – 3 Credits;
  6. Ethics Training - MA Town Clerks Association – 3 Credits;
  7. Open Meeting Law – MA Association of School Committees – 3 Credits;
  8. City/Town Sponsored Conflict of Interest Training – 3 Credits;
  9. City/Town Sponsored Open Meeting Training – 3 Credits;
  10. National Pension Education Association – 3 Credits;
  11. NCPERS Legislative Conference (DC) – 3 Credits;
  12. National Association of State Retirement Officials (NASRO) – 3 Credits;
  13. GFOA – 3 Credits