We are the fiduciary for the Boston Retirement System, a governmental defined benefit plan.

Our board serves members and retirees of all City of Boston departments, the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the Boston Housing Authority, the Public Health Commission, and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.

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Please note:

Monthly pension checks will be mailed on the last Tuesday of the month. Funds for recipients who elected direct deposit will be deposited to accounts on the last Tuesday of the month with the exception of November and December.

If you would like to update your taxes, please follow the link below for the updated 2023 W4-P form. Questions regarding the form should be addressed to your tax advisor. 

2023 W4-P Form

The 2022 1099R's have been mailed. To provide adequate time for mail delivery, duplicate 1099R's will not be issued prior to February 15, 2023.

Note: The 2022 1099R forms are on plain paper this year and will be going forward. We no longer will be using the preprinted sealed documents. This change was made in preparation of a Member Self Service Portal to be rolled out in 2024.

  • 1 City Hall Square
    Room 816
    Boston, MA 02201-2038
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    Office hours
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings

Retirement Board meetings

When and where

The Boston Retirement Board holds its monthly meetings on either the third or fourth Wednesday of the month.

Our meetings start at 10 a.m. The meetings take place in Room 716 of Boston City Hall.

2023 meetings
  • January 20, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • April 26, 2023
  • May 17, 2023
  • June 21, 2023
  • July 19, 2023
  • August 16, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • October 18, 2023    
  • November 15, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
Standard agenda
  1. Convene meeting (introduction of members and guests)
  2. Administrative session minutes of previous board meeting
  3. Outstanding and ongoing administrative issues
  4. Outstanding and ongoing investment issues
  5. Outstanding and ongoing financial issues
  6. Outstanding and ongoing operations issues
  7. Outstanding and ongoing legal issues
  8. Adjourn

Meeting minutes


Commission Info

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Michael W. McLaughlin 10/1/2020 9/30/2023 Active
Michael D. O'Reilly 10/1/2020 9/30/2023 Active
Maureen Joyce 7/18/2019 Active
Thomas Jackson 2/25/2021 1/15/2024 Active
Daniel Greene 1/25/2021 3/13/2023 Active
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