City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED.
All municipal employees (except for Uniform Police hired prior to 7/1/2014 and all Firefighters) are required to become members of a hybrid pension system to include the Municipal Employees Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island and TIAA Financial Services. Employee pre-tax contributions include: for Municipal Employees - two percent (2%) to MERS (defined benefit plan) and five percent (5%) to TIAA (defined contribution plan); for Police Officers (hired after 7/1/2014) - nine percent (9%) to MERS (defined benefit plan) and three percent (3%) to TIAA (defined contribution plan).
Police Officers (hired prior to 7/1/2014) and Firefighters are required to become members of the City of Newport's Retirement system. Police Officers (hired prior to 7/1/2014) contribute eight percent (8%) of their regular salary to this plan while Firefighters contribute nine percent (9%) of their regular salaries on a bi-weekly basis.
For more information regarding the municipal employee's pension system, please visit their web sites:
Municipal Employees' Retirement System of RI
Got a question? Call (401) 462-7600 to speak with an ERSRI staff member
ERSRI is located at 50 Service Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886
Got a question? Call (401) 276-3700 or 888-842-2249
TIAA local office is located at 15 Park Row West, Suite 102, Providence, RI 02903
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