The Teachers’ Retirement System has determined that it is necessary, and in the best interest of its active and retired members, beneficiaries and survivors, to provide certain personal information, specifically the address, dates of birth, and/or social security number, of these individuals for the sole and limited purpose of assisting in the proper administration of M.G.L. chs. 32 and 32B and the issuance of monthly benefit checks. The System recognizes the need to protect the privacy of its active and retired members, beneficiaries and survivors, and to that end will only provide such personal information to employees of the member’s school district or former school district, or the relevant municipality, in connection with the administration of health benefits, retirement benefits, or some other form of benefit.
Upon request the System will also provide the personal information specified in 807 CMR 15.01, except social security numbers, and dates of birth of its active and retired members to persons who have qualified as candidates for election to the Board pursuant to 807 CMR 2.02.
All information provided pursuant to 807 CMR 15.00 may be provided in electronic format. Nothing in 807 CMR 15.00 precludes the disclosure of information that is otherwise considered public information pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6, § 7(26), M.G.L. c. 66, § 10, or 840 CMR. 6.00. The requesting party may be charged for necessary staff time in accordance with 950 CMR 32.06.
REGULATORY AUTHORITY: 807 CMR 15.00: M.G.L. c. 15, § 16.