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Treasury Offices Move to Warwick

PROVIDENCE, R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the Treasury divisions of Unclaimed Property, Investment and Cash Management as well as the Crime Victims' Compensation Program and the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) will move their operations from the current location at 40 Fountain Street in Providence to 50 Service Avenue in Warwick, effective Monday, December 5.

"Moving the majority of Treasury divisions to this state-owned facility will help streamline operations and allow staff to serve constituents more efficiently and effectively," Raimondo said. "Better parking, easy highway access and improved meeting space are all positive changes that should enhance the public's interaction with Treasury."

After about 20 years at its current Providence location, Treasury committed to moving its divisions during Treasurer Frank Caprio's administration. Treasury's move to the new facility should save the state about $450,000 in annual expenses and rent.

The building is conveniently located off Jefferson Boulevard and offers free parking for visitors.

During the transition, ERSRI members and retirees should note the following:

Access to ERSRI's online system will be unavailable beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30. Access to the system will be available once again on Monday, Dec. 5.

ERSRI staff will be unable to receive emails or voicemails during the system's downtime.

All pension payroll payments will be made as regularly scheduled.

As of Dec. 5, the new phone numbers are:

- Treasury Operations Main Line: (401) 462-7650

- Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) (401) 462-7600

- Crime Victims Compensation Program (401) 462-7655

- Unclaimed Property (401) 462-7676

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Department or agency: RI Office of the General Treasurer

Online: http://www.treasury.ri.gov/

Release date: 11-30-2011

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