Welcome to the City of Cambridge Retirement System

The Cambridge Retirement System (CRS) is one of 104 contributory retirement systems in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Retirement System, governed by a five member board, is subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32.

The CRS´s members are actively working for the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge Public Health Commission and Cambridge Redevelopment Authority or are retired from one of the above entities.  Membership in the Cambridge Retirement System is mandatory for nearly all half-time and full-time employees.

Our office at 100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 101, is open on Monday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am to Noon.  Our telephone number is 617-868-3401.  For more information, please see our contact listing.

If you are visiting our office, please note this information about parking and construction around our building:

 The Retirement Board office is a two-minute walk from the Alewife T station, and we encourage all visitors to use public transportation when possible.

Visitor parking is available in the 140 CambridgePark Drive garage, in the area behind our building. The garage is set back from the street, and immediately behind 150 CambridgePark Drive.  You should approach the garage using the driveway between 150 and 160 CambridgePark Drive.  If the entry gate is closed, push the button at the gate and tell the attendant that you are visiting the Cambridge Retirement Board. Handicapped spaces are available on the east side of the garage, the closest side to our building at 100 CambridgePark Drive.

There is also limited on-street parking on the odd-numbered side of CambridgePark Drive. There are no legal parking spaces on the even-numbered side of the street. If you have any difficulty, please call the Retirement Office at 617-868-3401.


Annual affidavits for all retirees and beneficiaries were mailed on Thursday, February 15. Please call the office if you do not receive your form within one week. We require anyone receiving a monthly allowance from the Cambridge Retirement System  to sign an affidavit every year. The signed form must be returned by April 2 in order to avoid any interruption in your payment.