Take Action in Support of MTA-backed COVID Retirement Credit Bill!
The MTA is supporting legislation to provide a three-year retirement credit to public employees who continued to report to a worksite outside of their personal residence during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The legislation, filed by Senator John Velis (D-Westfield), Senator Nick Collins (D-Boston) and Representative Jonathan D. Zlotnik (D-Gardner), would provide eligible public employees with a retirement credit of three years added to their age or years of service, or a combination of the two not to exceed a total of three years. Public school or college educators and staff, and other public employees, who worked in person during the state of emergency from March 10, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, are eligible under the bill as currently written.
The bill is currently in the Joint Committee on Public Service, and we need your help to move it out of the committee. Please email your legislators right away and ask them to urge the Joint Committee on Public Service to advance the bill with a favorable recommendation as soon as possible! Please also consider calling your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.