The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston
Welcome to the FSU Site. Here you will find important information about our union, including the contract, a list of officers and Executive Committee members, the FSU office telephone number and our address. You will also find information about current issues. Please be sure to check the site regularly for the most recent issues facing our unit. We also have provided links to related sites that you may find useful for union issues and for professional activities.
Catherine Lynde, President
Please see below for more important information on legislation to allow Optional Retirement Program (ORP) participants a onetime opportunity to switch to the MA State Employee Retirement System (MSERS). This legislation is referred to as Section 60 (again, this is NOT related to the ORP-SERS class action affecting 30 or so UMB lecturers).
From the FSU
From: Donnie McGee
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Donnie McGee
The FSU is very happy to pass this information along to you. This opportunity is due to the hard work of the Mass Teachers’ Association and the public higher ed unions.
For immediate statewide distribution,
Dear ORP Committee members et al,
We have just learned that there will be 2 workshops in the Boston area on switching from the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) to Massachusetts State Employee Retirement System (MSERS). These workshops are sponsored by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) and the State Board of Retirement:
Location: Campus Center
No Registration required
Presentation: 11 to 12
Presentation: 1:30 to 2:30
As you know, our parent union, the Mass. Teachers Association (MTA) was successful in having legislation passed that would give current members of the Optional Retirement program (ORP) a one-time opportunity to transfer into the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System (MSERS).