Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Treasury: 1 in 10 Mass Residents Have Unclaimed Property

Each year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receives large amounts of unclaimed property, including forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Most of these accounts are turned over to the Treasury after three years of inactivity, and it is estimated that one in ten people in Massachusetts have unclaimed property.

If you want to know whether you or someone you know have unclaimed property, visit The Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division’s website on to search for unclaimed property or to file a claim. You can also call 1-888-344-MASS(6277) or (617) 367-0400, or write to:

Department of the State Treasurer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Unclaimed Property Division
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1608

This past year, the Division was able to reunite over $112 million with over 45,000 residents, businesses and charities in the Commonwealth. This coming year, the Treasury is hoping to return even more money to more citizens.

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office on 617-722-2380 if you have any questions.

DCR Seeks Applicants for Lifeguard Positions

dcr_lifeguardsWith the summer season quickly approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently seeking certified lifeguards and head lifeguards to serve at the agency’s many pools and inland and ocean beaches across the Commonwealth.

DCR lifeguards are professional rescuers who are trained to both prevent injuries from occurring, and to respond in an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together calmly and efficiently to manage crisis situations.

To learn more about lifeguarding opportunities with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, please call 617-626-1224 or visit this link for a lifeguard application, requirements of the position, and lifeguard test dates and locations.

Early Retirement Board Now Accepting Applications

The State Retirement Board has developed an informative web page with information for executive agency employees who are considering whether or not to take advantage of the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). It includes important items such as the application (available here), the application timeline (May 11th – June 12th), eligibility, and information about available and required counseling.

Additionally, the State Retirement Board intends to offer extended and weekend hours at the Boston office (located at One Winter Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108) and the Springfield office (located at 436 Dwight Street, Room #109A, Springfield, MA 01103) to assist members with any questions they may have.