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 Updates:

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 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.

FY 2021 COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment for pension benefit recipients.)

  • On Oct. 14, 2020 the Governor introduced a proposed revised FY 2021 state budget which includes a retiree COLA that would be retro-active to July 1, 2020.
  • During the week of November 2, 2020 the House of Representatives introduced its FY 2021 budget proposal which also included a retro-active COLA. 
  • During the week of November 9, 2020 the Senate introduced its FY 2021 budget proposal which also included a 3% COLA retro-active to July 1, 2020.

The budget is progressing through the legislative review process and must be approved. We will continue to monitor the state budget process and will post COLA updates here when they become available.

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 from Massachusetts State Retirement Board

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Second Round of Retiree Benefit Verification Forms (BVF) Mailed 

10/14/2020 Massachusetts State Retirement Board

Updated: Oct. 14th, 2020, 9:30 am

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MSRB Update & Staff Contact Information 

10/01/2020 Massachusetts State Retirement Board

Updated: Oct. 1st, 2020, 4:15 pm

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