Massachusetts State Retirement Board (MSRB)

The MSRB administers the Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System (MSERS) for state employees and certain other employees of public entities. The MSERS is a contributory defined benefit system governed by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 32. The system provides retirement, disability, survivor, and death benefits to its members and their beneficiaries.

Important Update:

MSRB Operations

MSRB offices in Boston and Springfield are closed to the public. During this period a limited number of MSRB staff are working on site in Boston and Springfield, and other staff are working remotely. Telephone hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on State Holidays. (617) 367-7770. If prompted, please leave a voice message and staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Starting June 14, 2021, members of the State Employees’ Retirement System may drop-off completed applications, forms, and other documents at the MSRB’s Boston office at One Winter Street, Downtown Crossing on the following days: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Please click here to view the MSRB Boston In-Person Visit Protocols & Requirements.

Starting June 24, 2021, members of the State Employees’ Retirement System may drop-off completed applications, forms, and other documents at the MSRB’s Springfield office located at 436 Dwight Street, Room 109A on the following days: Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Please click here to view the MSRB Springfield In-Person Visit Protocols & Requirements.

Contact Us

Address

Boston Office
One Winter Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Springfield Office
436 Dwight Street, Room 109A, Springfield , MA 01103

Phone

Open Mon.-Fri. 7:45 am - 5:00 pm (Currently Closed to the Public.)

Bypass the call center if you know your party's extension.

Toll Free 800-392-6014

For those calling from Massachusetts only.

Who we serve

The MSRB serves members of the Massachusetts State Employees’ Retirement System (MSERS), including active and retired state employees and their beneficiaries, and certain other employees of public entities including members of the Judiciary. The Board also administers the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Employees’ Retirement System. 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.

 

Recent news & announcements

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Post Retirement Work Update: The Annual Limit Hours Increased to 1,200 

10/22/2021 Massachusetts State Retirement Board

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PENDING SERVICE PURCHASE (BUYBACK) REQUESTS - STATUS UPDATE (FALL 2021) 

9/02/2021 Massachusetts State Retirement Board

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