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Wai Lee Wong retired from the Appeals Court-John Adams Court in 2014 at the age of 60 with the title of Clerical Assistant/Computer Operator I. Their PERSON ID is 57516 and they have 400005.00 of creditable service. Their TRANS NO is 12251121, and their ANNUAL PENSION is $55,964.40, with a MONTHLY PENSION of $4,663.70. They retired under the SA type of retirement, and their AVERAGE SALARY was $68,980.56.

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

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person_idcreditable_servicedepartment_last_worked_inagency_last_worked_intrans_noannual_pensionyearlast_namefirst_namedate_of_retirementtitle_at_retirementaverage_salaryage_at_retirementmonthly_pensiontype_of_retirement
57516400005.00APPEALS COURT-JOHN ADAMS COURT2621225112155964.402016WONGWAI LEE2014-06-15T00:00:00.000CLERICAL ASST/COMPUTER OPER I68980.56604663.70SA
225226NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS 4797335156091.962016LEONESIO LEE A 2013-06-30T00:00:00.000Teacher 4674.33
289234261013.00DEP9596160705570777.922016ADAMSLEE2015-06-30T00:00:00.000PROGRAM MANAGER SPECIALIST IX114050.18585898.16SA


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      "creditable_service": "400005.00",
      "department_last_worked_in": "APPEALS COURT-JOHN ADAMS COURT",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "262",
      "trans_no": "12251121",
      "annual_pension": "55964.40",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "WONG",
      "first_name": "WAI LEE",
      "date_of_retirement": "2014-06-15T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "CLERICAL ASST/COMPUTER OPER I",
      "average_salary": "68980.56",
      "age_at_retirement": "60",
      "monthly_pension": "4663.70",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA"
   },
   {
      "person_id": "225226",
      "department_last_worked_in": "NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS              ",
      "trans_no": "47973351",
      "annual_pension": "56091.96",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "LEONESIO                      ",
      "first_name": "LEE A                         ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2013-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "4674.33"
   },
   {
      "person_id": "289234",
      "creditable_service": "261013.00",
      "department_last_worked_in": "DEP",
      "agency_last_worked_in": "959",
      "trans_no": "61607055",
      "annual_pension": "70777.92",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ADAMS",
      "first_name": "LEE",
      "date_of_retirement": "2015-06-30T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "PROGRAM MANAGER SPECIALIST IX",
      "average_salary": "114050.18",
      "age_at_retirement": "58",
      "monthly_pension": "5898.16",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA",
      "middle_initial": "A"
   }
]

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   "agency_last_worked_in",
   "trans_no",
   "annual_pension",
   "year",
   "last_name",
   "first_name",
   "date_of_retirement",
   "title_at_retirement",
   "average_salary",
   "age_at_retirement",
   "monthly_pension",
   "type_of_retirement"
]
    

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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"
]