Laws & Regulations Related to PERAC

These laws & regulations govern our work in the regulation of the Massachusetts public retirement system

PERAC is an independent agency under the Executive Office of Administration and Finance. Our enabling statute is Chapter 7 section 49 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The Legal Unit is often called upon to issue opinions on retirement matters, preparing hundreds of opinion letters each year. The Unit also handles Freedom of Information Act requests and responds to inquiries to the Commission on retirement benefits. All Massachusetts contributory retirement systems are subject to the provisions of G.L. c. 32.

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5 Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145


Main Number (617) 666-4446

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Fraud Hotline (800) 445-3266

Call to report suspected pension fraud


(617) 628-4002


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