Welcome to the City of Cambridge Retirement System

The Cambridge Retirement System (CRS) is one of 106 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.

Due to ongoing construction near our office, parking is currently limited.  Please check our directions page for information about how to navigate around our building.

The Cambridge Retirement Board has approved a COLA, which will be effective on July 1, 2016.  The Board voted to approve a COLA of 3%, based on the first $14,000 of earnings.  This is the maximum amount currently authorized by law.  Retirees will see the increase in the payments issued at the end of July.