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Michael Magruder, who retired from the Appeals Court-John Adams Court (agency code 262) in 2002 at the age of 62, receives a monthly pension of $5,224.43 as part of the SA retirement type. His total creditable service is 300819.00, with an average salary of $71503.91. His annual pension for 2016 is $62693.16 (Transaction Number: 2548758; PERSON ID: 11965).

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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
11965300819.00APPEALS COURT-JOHN ADAMS COURT262254875862693.162016MAGRUDERMICHAEL2002-02-01T00:00:00.000STAFF ATTORNEY - APPEALS COURT71503.91625224.43SA
318314NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC SCHOOLS 678010959146.762016CIEMPA MICHAEL G 2006-12-31T00:00:00.000Teacher 762.23
134232ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS 2859162939714.962016BOBOWIEC MICHAEL S 2002-09-24T00:00:00.000Teacher 3309.58
141959EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS 3023748048089.882016ADAMS MICHAEL L 1991-08-23T00:00:00.000 4007.49
602400240316.00PLYMOUTH SHERIFF DEPARTMENT97512831141334943.882016ADAMSMICHAEL2014-09-09T00:00:00.000CORRECTION OFFICER60786.53552911.99CO


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      "trans_no": "2548758",
      "annual_pension": "62693.16",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "MAGRUDER",
      "first_name": "MICHAEL",
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      "average_salary": "71503.91",
      "age_at_retirement": "62",
      "monthly_pension": "5224.43",
      "type_of_retirement": "SA"
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      "annual_pension": "9146.76",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "CIEMPA                        ",
      "first_name": "MICHAEL G                     ",
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      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "762.23"
   },
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      "department_last_worked_in": "ADAMS-CHESHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOLS         ",
      "trans_no": "28591629",
      "annual_pension": "39714.96",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "BOBOWIEC                      ",
      "first_name": "MICHAEL S                     ",
      "date_of_retirement": "2002-09-24T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "Teacher             ",
      "monthly_pension": "3309.58"
   },
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      "department_last_worked_in": "EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS                  ",
      "trans_no": "30237480",
      "annual_pension": "48089.88",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ADAMS                         ",
      "first_name": "MICHAEL L                     ",
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      "title_at_retirement": "                    ",
      "monthly_pension": "4007.49"
   },
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      "person_id": "602400",
      "creditable_service": "240316.00",
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      "agency_last_worked_in": "975",
      "trans_no": "128311413",
      "annual_pension": "34943.88",
      "year": "2016",
      "last_name": "ADAMS",
      "first_name": "MICHAEL",
      "date_of_retirement": "2014-09-09T00:00:00.000",
      "title_at_retirement": "CORRECTION OFFICER",
      "average_salary": "60786.53",
      "age_at_retirement": "55",
      "monthly_pension": "2911.99",
      "type_of_retirement": "CO",
      "middle_initial": "F"
   }
]

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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"
]