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Braintree Contributory Retirement Office

June 20, 2014

Notice of Election Results - pdf

Elected Board Members
Gerald J. Kenny (retired) former Fire Chief, Term Expires June 2014
Phyllis A. DiPalma (retired) Retirement Director, Term Expires June 2014
Appointed Board Members
Peter J. Morin (active) Town Solicitor
Edward J. Spellman, Jr. (active) Director, Municipal Finance

Fifth Independent Member

Michael F. MacLean CPA, Term Expires March 2015

Office Staff
Jeanne Martineau, Director 781-794-8211; jmartineau@braintreema.gov
Deb Stephen, Administrative Asst. 781-794-8210; dstephen@braintreema.gov
Alice Venuto, Representative 781-794-8405; avenuto@braintreema.gov

Braintree Contributory Retirement Office

74 Pond Street, 2nd Floor

Braintree, MA 02184

Departmental Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:30-5:00
Tuesday 7:30-5:00
Wednesday 8:30- 6:00
Thursday 8:00 – 4:30
Friday 8:00 – 12:00

Department Description:
Established in 1936 the Braintree Contributory Retirement System (BCRS) currently has over 700 active members, and in excess of 500 retirees. The Board consists of two elected members, (nominees must be active or retired members), two appointed members by the Executive Authority, and the fifth member shall be an independent member appointed by the other four members.

While it is our aim to "EDUCATE" our membership, this word also serves as an acronym which defines our seven guiding principles: (1) Education, (2) Data integrity, (3) Unbiased decision making, (4) Conservative and careful investment approach, (5) Accountability, (6) Transparency, and (7) Efficient delivery of services.

Through the utilization of a well-trained staff, we administer a pension benefit plan that provides three core benefits: superannuation retirement, disability coverage (accidental and ordinary), and death benefits. Eligibility for these benefits depends on factors such as a member's age, earnings, creditable service, and group classification. The staff is also well versed in areas of membership portability, prior service, and health benefits.

 
 
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