• Ask the Treasury
  • Welcome to the Ask The Treasury Feedback Form

    As Massachusetts State Treasurer I want to make sure any questions you have are answered.

    I appreciate your comments, suggestions and questions. If you are looking for more information or have a question about a specific topic, please fill out the form below. Again, I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your feedback or questions.

    Deborah B. Goldberg
    Treasurer and Receiver General

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  • Administration

    Administration & Finance oversees the fiscal and administrative activities of the Treasury, including managing budget procedures, operating trusts and capital budgets.



    The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is an agency under the Office of the State Treasurer. The overall objective to provide uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.



    Asian American Commission

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    Cash Management

    Responsible for managing the Commonwealth’s daily cash flows.  Responsibilities include managing the state’s banking needs, quarterly local aid payments municipalities, management of short-term investment pool for the Commonwealth’s working capital and the regular reconciliation of state agency bank accounts.


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    Debt Management

    Responsible for managing the Commonwealth's short-term and long-term borrowing needs. Short-term borrowing is done through the sale of revenues anticipation notes and commercial paper long-term borrowing is done through the sale of Commonwealth bonds.


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    The SMART plan is the Commonwealth’s $5.1 billion deferred compensation plan, which was established in 1976 as a public employee benefit program.



    Office of Economic Empowerment

    The Massachusetts Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) is a department within the Massachusetts State Treasury tasked with supporting, advocating, and facilitating policies that empower all Massachusetts residents. Its priorities include closing the wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.


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    Executive Staff

    Provides constituent services and support for the Treasurer. The communications director, Legislative Director, policy advisors, and chief of staff support and assist in the execution of the administration’s goals.


    Human Resources

    Responsible for implementing standards of accountability, employment, and labor legal compliance within the treasury.


    Information Technology

    Provides computer services and information technology support to the Treasury.


    Internal Auditor

    Independently evaluates the adequacy of the Treasury’s internal controls. Collaborates with the Office of the State Auditor to conduct Treasury audits.



    Legal Department

    Acts as in-house counsel to the Treasurer and all Treasury departments. Attorneys advise and consult department heads on a variety of legal issues, drafts legal memoranda, appear in administrative hearings, and write policies.


    Massachusetts School Building Authority

    The Massachusetts School Building Authority MSBA is an authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts that promote 21st century learning environment.

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    Massachusetts State Board of Retirement

    The State Retirement Board administers the retirement benefits of the Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System.The Board is comprised of five members, of which the Treasurer is Chair.  

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    Massachusetts Clean Water Trust

    The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust is an agency that improves water quality throughout the Commonwealth by providing low-interest loans to municipalities and other eligible entities.

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    Massachusetts Silver Legislature

    This program provides education advocacy for seniors to become more aware of the legislative process.



    The Massachusetts State Lottery was created in 1972 to generate much-needed local aid revenues for the commonwealth’s cities and towns. The Treasurer chairs a five-person commission.

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    Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

    The nine-member PRIM Board, of which the Treasurer is Chair, manages the Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIT) Fund, a pooled fund which invests the assets of various state and local retirement funds.

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    Small Business Banking Partnership

    The Small Business banking Partnership is an initiative that invests state reserve funds into Massachusetts community banks with the understanding that the financial institutions will use the deposits to make new loans to small credit-worthy businesses.


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    Unclaimed Property

    Protects the unclaimed assets belonging to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Under state unclaimed property laws, most financial assets that have been inactive for three years are reported to the division.


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    Veterans Bonus

    The Treasury administers a “Welcome Home” Bonus program for veterans of the armed services. The program provides bonus payments for veterans, servicemembers, and their families for qualified service in the United States.