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COVID-19 Update – Effective May 19, 2020 – Office Closed

Our priority continues to be public safety and the health of our community and staff.  For that reason, the retirement office will remain closed to the general public until further notice.  During the office closure, staff members are available to assist you.  Please email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000.  Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Effective April 28, 2020 – Office Closed

Our priority continues to be public safety and the health of our community and staff.  For that reason, the retirement office will be closed and with reduced staffing at least through May 18, 2020, pursuant to the Governor's April 28, 2020 Emergency Order.  You may email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000 if you need assistance. Response times are likely to be delayed.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE – Effective March 31, 2020 – Office Closed

Our priority continues to be public safety and the health of our community and staff.  For that reason, the retirement office will be closed and without staffing at least through May 4, 2020, pursuant to the Governor's March 31, 2020 Emergency Order.  You may email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000 if you need assistance. Response times are likely to be delayed.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE – Effective March 30, 2020 – Office Closed

Our priority continues to be public safety and the health of our community and staff.  For that reason, the retirement office will be closed and without staffing at least through April 7, 2020, pursuant to the Governor's March 23, 2020 Emergency Order.  You may email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000 if you need assistance. Response times are likely to be delayed.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE – Effective March 23, 2020

The Middlesex County Retirement Board wishes to assure our members that although our offices have been closed to the public and our staffing has been reduced due to the pandemic, our primary responsibilities continue to be fulfilled.  The retiree payroll system continues to function normally and monthly retirement checks will be directly deposited as expected on March 31, 2020.  We do not expect any issues to arise with processing payroll during the pandemic.  

Our priority is public safety and the health of our community and staff.   If you have questions, simply email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000 if you need assistance. Thank you.

 

Office Closed to Public Effective March 16, 2020

The first priority of the Middlesex County Retirement Board is public safety and the health of our community and staff.  The retirement office will be closed to the general public starting March 16, 2020.  We believe that minimized contact between members of the public and our staff is consistent with the current advice we have received from the experts.  Nevertheless, as this situation continues to develop, our staff continues to work and to serve the public.  Simply email us at mrs@middlesexretirement.org or call 978-439-3000 if you need assistance.  Thank you.

 

Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to announce its 2020 Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security.  We invite members of the Middlesex County Retirement System and their families to attend this popular seminar on public employee retirement benefits and the basics of Social Security, including up to date information on how the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and “Government Pension Offset” impact those benefits.

This session is important for your financial planning, whether you are a new member, a vested mid-career member, or nearing retirement. Topics include the retirement benefit calculation formula, health insurance, taxes, working after retirement, cost-of-living adjustments and how your retirement benefits interact with Social Security.  By attending this seminar you will learn more about one of your most valuable assets. We look forward to having you join us at one of the sessions listed below.

Locations Dates
Buck Auditorium, Billerica Town Hall - POSTPONED Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.-POSTPONED
Wilmington Town Hall - POSTPONED Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.-POSTPONED
Hopkinton Senior Center Thursday, June 18, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.-POSTPONED
Groton Senior Center Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stow Community Center Monday, October 26, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tyngsborough's Old Town Hall Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Welcome to Middlesex County Retirement System

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to provide our active and retired members, their families, and the public information about the Middlesex County Retirement System.

The website can be used as a helpful retirement planning tool, as a reliable source of important explanations of the public employee retirement law, and as a way to report current news about the retirement system.