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Braintree Contributory Retirement Office


Pursuant to Chapter 32 § 103 (i), for Fiscal Year 2016, period commencing 7/01/2016 through 6/30/2017.




          The Braintree Retirement Board will be conducting a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at 74 Pond Street, Second Floor, Braintree, MA, to discuss a Cost of Living Adjustment for eligible Braintree Retirement System pension recipients; to be effective July 1, 2016.   Anyone who wishes to attend this hearing may do so. 

                                                  The Braintree Retirement Board

Elected Board Members
Gerald J. Kenny (retired) former Fire Chief, Term Expires June 2017
Phyllis A. DiPalma (retired) Retirement Director, Term Expires June 2017
Appointed Board Members
Peter J. Morin, Town Administrator, Norwell
Edward J. Spellman, Jr. (active) Director, Municipal Finance

Fifth Independent Member

Roy W. Bjorlin, Term Expires July 2018

Office Staff
Jeanne Martineau, Director 781-794-8211;
Deb Stephen, Administrative Asst. 781-794-8210;

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.