The Massachusetts State Retirement Board is conducting a survey of our retirees and survivors. If you are receiving a benefit from the Board and would like to participate, please go to our 2013 Retiree Survey to share your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you.
What is MSERS?
The Massachusetts State Retirement Board administers the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS) for state employees and certain other employees of public entities. The Board also administers the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Employees’ Retirement System and benefits for members of the Judiciary. The MSERS is a contributory defined benefit retirement system governed by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32. The system provides retirement, disability, survivor, and death benefits to members and their beneficiaries. This governmental plan is a Code section 401(a) retirement plan under Code section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, established and maintained for the employees of the Commonwealth.
Membership in the system is mandatory for nearly all state employees who are employed on a part-time (minimum half time) or full-time permanent basis.
Proposed amendment that will define eligibility requirements for purchasing contract service as creditable service pursuant to G.L. c. 32, §4(1)(s), the standards for calculating contract service as creditable service and the actual purchase of contract service as creditable service will be heard in a public hearing on April 26, 2013, at 10:00 A. M. at One Ashburton Place, 12th floor, Boston, MA. Please click on link for further information. Notice of Public Hearing for Contract Service