Joan Kelley Retirees
The Retirement Board's long-serving Retiree Coordinator, Joan F. Kelley, retired as of September 28th. Joan has worked for the City of Cambridge for thirty-nine years and four months, she has held several positions at the Retirement Board since 1993. Most recently, Joan has made sure that over 1900 retirees and beneficiaries receive their monthly allowances. Joan knows most the retirees and has provided our membership with outstanding service and as so many of you know firsthand, she goes above and beyond to help everyone she touches.
We are having a gathering for Joan on October 28th, if you are interested in joining us to thank Joan and wish her the best in retirement, please contact our office at 617.868.3436.
Retirement Board Election Results
Results of the election for a seat on the Board: Frank Murphy 929, Karen Preval 310.
Frank Murphy is re-elected to a three-year term on the Cambridge Retirement Board.
BALLOTS MAILED FOR BOARD ELECTION
Ballots for the Board election were mailed to all members and retirees on August 14. Completed ballots must be returned to the Election Commission by September 25 in order to be counted.
Job Opening for Retiree Coordinator
The Cambridge Retirement Office has a job opening for a Retiree Coordinator.
See our posting on monster.com for additional details. The deadline to apply is August 14.
COLA Payments Included in July Check
Earlier this year, the Cambridge Retirement Board voted to approve a COLA for retirees, effective July 1, 2013. All retirees and beneficiaries who retired prior to July 1, 2012 are eligible for the increase. The COLA was 3%, based on the first $14,000 of earnings. The increase will be reflected in the payments issued on July 31.
Retirement System Holds Open House
The Cambridge Retirement System held its open house on Monday, May 13th. The Retirement Office has been in a new location at 100 CambridgePark Drive since June 2012. We had hoped to have an open house in October of last year, but this was delayed by Hurricane Sandy. We had over 50 members and retirees of the system come to our office for the event. It was terrific to have the opportunity to meet with some of our retirees who attended along with their friends and family.
NOTICE OF NOMINATION TO THE CAMBRIDGE RETIREMENT BOARD
An election is to be held on September 25, 2013 for the purpose of electing a member or retiree of the Cambridge Retirement System to serve on the Cambridge Retirement Board for a term of three (3) years, said term to commence on October 1, 2013.
All holding membership in the Cambridge Retirement System may qualify as a candidate by filing with the Cambridge Retirement Board a nomination paper containing the signatures and addresses of at least twenty (20) members and/or retirees of this system.
The nomination papers must be filed on or before 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Nomination papers may be obtained at the Cambridge Retirement Office located at 100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 101, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ellen K. Philbin, Election Officer
Retirement Office Open House
The Cambridge Retirement Board has moved to 100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 101. Come check out the Board's office and meet the staff at the Open House on Monday, May 13, from 3-6 p.m. Parking is available behind the building and close to the Alewife T-Station. Refreshments will be provided.
Retirement Office Closed
Due to ongoing police actions in Cambridge, the office will be closed on Friday, April 19.
Cambridge Health Alliance Voluntary Resignation Program
The Cambridge Retirement Office will be closed on Monday, April 15 for Patriot's Day. The office will be open from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday through Thursday, and on Friday from 8:30 AM to Noon. We are continuing to request that all employees of the Cambridge Health Alliance fill out a request form in order to receive an estimate of pension benefits. You can download the form by clicking here. Please fill out the form completely and print all information clearly. We will email your estimate back to you as soon as possible. If you have already received an estimate, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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