Spring is fast approaching, along with the next phase of MARIS.  As promised this newsletter includes the new contribution reporting file that is being required. MARIS FILE UPDATE MARCH 2013  pdf format of MARIS FILE UPDATE  MARCH 2013
Please forward these new instructions to your payroll vendor or IT department. MSRB expects to begin receiving test files on May 1st and each payroll period going forward. Employers will be certified when the file and that data pass our review process.  MSRB is requiring that all employer complete testing by October 1, 2013.  

If you have questions please contact our project manager, Sally Rizzo at

Retirement Board E-Update

We will be contacting you to schedule your GoToMeetings with your vendor. These meeting will review the new MARIS file format and answer your questions. Please share this information with your payroll vendor as they will need to join you in one of these informational meetings. 

Next Steps for MARIS:

  1. New contribution file testing to begin May 1st. Each employer is expected to begin submitting test files.
  2. Review new File Format Instructions
  3. Scheduling GoToMeeting

Contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to working with you.

Contact information:

Angela Olszewski

(617) 367-9333 ext. 369


Robert Soohoo

(617) 367-9333 ext. 473

The State Retirement Board has an employer link on our website. Click here to go to the Employer section of our website.