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As of 2016, John C. Anderson, whose last title before retirement was Teacher, retired in 2002-06-30 with a PERSON ID of 145449. His last department of work was SEEKONK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, and his TRANS NO is 30980850. Anderson's annual pension is $47263.68, and his monthly pension is $3938.64.

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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
145449SEEKONK PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3098085047263.682016ANDERSON JOHN C 2002-06-30T00:00:00.000Teacher 3938.64
238529NORTHEAST METRO REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCH 5080689018215.762016ANDERSON JOHN 2002-02-02T00:00:00.000Teacher 1517.98
338848NORTH MIDDLESEX REGIONAL SCHOOL 7217483715854.762016ANDERSON JOHN 2015-06-30T00:00:00.000 1321.23
80938MASS HIGHWAY1724000728772.522016ANDERSONJOHN1991-12-31T00:00:00.0002397.71
80939MASS HIGHWAY1724022035573.882016ANDERSONJOHN2003-10-01T00:00:00.000CONTRACT SPECIALIST III2964.49


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      "annual_pension": "47263.68",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "JOHN C                        ",
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      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "3938.64"
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      "annual_pension": "18215.76",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "JOHN                          ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2002-02-02T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "1517.98"
   },
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      "person_id": "338848",
      "department_last_worked_in": "NORTH MIDDLESEX REGIONAL SCHOOL         ",
      "trans_no": "72174837",
      "annual_pension": "15854.76",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON                      ",
      "first_name": "JOHN                          ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2015-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "                    ",
      "monthly_pension": "1321.23"
   },
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      "department_last_worked_in": "MASS HIGHWAY",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "1015",
      "trans_no": "17240007",
      "annual_pension": "28772.52",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON",
      "first_name": "JOHN",
      "date_of_retirement": "1991-12-31T00:00:00.000",
      "average_salary": "33717.32",
      "age_at_retirement": "62",
      "monthly_pension": "2397.71",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "middle_initial": "E"
   },
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      "person_id": "80939",
      "creditable_service": "311013.00",
      "department_last_worked_in": "MASS HIGHWAY",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "1015",
      "trans_no": "17240220",
      "annual_pension": "35573.88",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ANDERSON",
      "first_name": "JOHN",
      "date_of_retirement": "2003-10-01T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "CONTRACT SPECIALIST III",
      "average_salary": "50929.44",
      "age_at_retirement": "54",
      "monthly_pension": "2964.49",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "middle_initial": "J"
   }
]

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   "last_name",
   "first_name",
   "date_of_retirement",
   "title_at_retirement",
   "monthly_pension"
]
    

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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"
]