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SALLY ANN ANDERSON, who retired on 1994-08-30T00:00:00.000 with a PERSON ID of 134910, last worked in the HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL department and received TRANS NO 28736043. Her ANNUAL PENSION for the year 2016 was $31,245.36, which translates to a MONTHLY PENSION of $2,603.78.

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ALLPENSIONS null 2016-11-30T18:14:04.000Z Search

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person_iddepartment_last_worked_intrans_noannual_pensionyearlast_namefirst_namedate_of_retirementtitle_at_retirementmonthly_pension
134910HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL 2873604331245.362016ANDERSON SALLY ANN 1994-08-30T00:00:00.000 2603.78
152926DRACUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3257345140540.922016ANDERSON ANN MARIE 2003-08-02T00:00:00.000Teacher 3378.41
174344WEST BOYLSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3713548548847.442016ANDERSON MARY ANN 2009-06-30T00:00:00.000Teacher 4070.62
251672FOURTH E.MIDDLESEX DIST. COURT5360634925088.042016ANDERSONANNE2000-06-30T00:00:00.000LAW LIBRARY ASSISTANT2090.67
331650REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES7064166310574.162016ANDERSONSHARON-ANN2006-08-11T00:00:00.000CLERK V881.18


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      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "SALLY ANN                     ",
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      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "ANN MARIE                     ",
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      "annual_pension": "48847.44",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "MARY ANN                      ",
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      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "4070.62"
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      "trans_no": "53606349",
      "annual_pension": "25088.04",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON",
      "first_name": "ANNE",
      "date_of_retirement": "2000-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "LAW LIBRARY ASSISTANT",
      "average_salary": "35780.07",
      "age_at_retirement": "64",
      "monthly_pension": "2090.67",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "middle_initial": "M"
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      "creditable_service": "120710.00",
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      "annual_pension": "10574.16",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON",
      "first_name": "SHARON-ANN",
      "date_of_retirement": "2006-08-11T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "CLERK V",
      "average_salary": "42936.11",
      "age_at_retirement": "55",
      "monthly_pension": "881.18",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA"
   }
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    debug: columns: name:
    [
   "AGE AT RETIREMENT",
   "AGENCY LAST WORKED IN",
   "ANNUAL PENSION",
   "AVERAGE SALARY",
   "CREDITABLE SERVICE",
   "DATE OF RETIREMENT",
   "DEPARTMENT LAST WORKED IN",
   "FIRST NAME",
   "LAST NAME",
   "MIDDLE INITIAL",
   "MONTHLY PENSION",
   "PERSON ID",
   "TITLE AT RETIREMENT",
   "TRANS NO",
   "TYPE OF RETIREMENT",
   "YEAR"
]

    debug: columns: type:
    [
   "Calendar date",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Number",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text",
   "Text"
]