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Elaine Amaral retired on October 1, 2003, at the age of 55 with a monthly pension of $2,680.36 and an annual pension of $32,164.32. Her retirement type is SA, and she was last employed by agency 1010 in the Department of Employment and Training. She had 330206.00 creditable service hours and an average salary of $42,696.65. At the time of her retirement, she held the title of Employment Counselor, D.E.S. The transaction number for her retirement is 16032084, and her Person ID is 75267. This information is for the year 2016.

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

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SA32164.321010330206.0042696.65EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR, D.E.S.2003-10-01T00:00:00.000ELAINEAMARAL20161603208455EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING2680.3675267
SA33515.40602250914.0055084.62SESSIONS CLERK2009-10-31T00:00:00.000ELAINEAMARAL20165392393262THIRD BRISTOL DISTRICT COURT2792.95253163


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      "annual_pension": "32164.32",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "1010",
      "creditable_service": "330206.00",
      "average_salary": "42696.65",
      "title_at_retirement": "EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR, D.E.S.",
      "date_of_retirement": "2003-10-01T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "ELAINE",
      "last_name": "AMARAL",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "16032084",
      "age_at_retirement": "55",
      "department_last_worked_in": "EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING",
      "monthly_pension": "2680.36",
      "person_id": "75267"
   },
   {
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "annual_pension": "33515.40",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "602",
      "creditable_service": "250914.00",
      "average_salary": "55084.62",
      "title_at_retirement": "SESSIONS CLERK",
      "date_of_retirement": "2009-10-31T00:00:00.000",
      "first_name": "ELAINE",
      "last_name": "AMARAL",
      "year": "2016",
      "trans_no": "53923932",
      "age_at_retirement": "62",
      "department_last_worked_in": "THIRD BRISTOL DISTRICT COURT",
      "monthly_pension": "2792.95",
      "person_id": "253163"
   }
]

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   "last_name",
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   "department_last_worked_in",
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]
    

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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"
]