• Andrew Napolitano

Andrew Napolitano

Deputy Communications Director

anapolitano@tre.state.ma.us

(617) 367-9333 x614

Boston, MA – Citing the global COVID-19 pandemic, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that departments and agencies within the Treasury will begin to have limited staff members starting March 16th until March 30th. All staff will continue to be available to both the public and their colleagues via telephone and email. For more information and contacts, please visit https://www.masstreasury.org/.

“With the serious threat and uncertainty of COVID-19, the Treasury is taking immediate action to reduce the risk to our employees and the public,” said State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, “We have put in place the appropriate steps and procedures that will allow our employees to work remotely while still being able to assist the public with any Treasury needs they may have.”

In order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Treasurer Deb Goldberg also encourages members of the public to limit and/or avoid in-person visits to the following Treasury offices and instead conduct business online or through email.

Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Division:

Massachusetts Veterans Bonus Division:

Massachusetts Retirement Board:

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC):

Treasurer Deb Goldberg also announced that as of now, all Office of Economic Empowerment workshops and public events will be rescheduled or held virtually. This includes trainings and programs related to the BabySteps Savings Plan, Women’s Financial Summits, salary negotiation workshops, senior scam and fraud prevention workshops, and additional public programming. Please visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-economic-empowerment to get the most up-to-date information about rescheduled or reformatted events.

Several of the financial education offerings can be experienced through digital platforms. We encourage you to visit www.equalpayma.com and www.myfinanciallifema.org to check out tools and financial education resources for you and your family. Please go to https://salary.aauw.org/ma to participate in free online salary negotiation training.

Treasurer Goldberg and the Division of Banks will also be extending the 2019-2020 Financial Education Innovation Fund Grant. In the interest of public health and safety, all awarded grantees will have until June 30, 2021 to use the awarded funds.

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Alethea Harney

Communications Director

(617) 367-9333 x241

alethea.harney@tre.state.ma.us

Andrew S. Napolitano

Deputy Communications Director

(617) 367-9333 x614

Cell: (781) 403-0600

andrew.s.napolitano@tre.state.ma.us

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