Former MBTA pension chief earned $2.2 million since 2009

Boston, MA., 04/25/16,  Michael Mulhern, chief of the MBTA pension fund, gave an update at the T's fiscal management meeting.
Suzanne KreiterGlobe staff
Michael Mulhern, the former leader of the MBTA Retirement Fund, earned $2.2 million in compensation from 2009 to 2016. –Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe

Michael Mulhern took home $2.2 million in compensation as chief of the MBTA Retirement Fund in the eight years after the financial crisis, including $216,329 in 2016, when he worked just seven months.

The compensation, released in response to a records request by the Globe, included pay for unused vacation time, representatives of the pension fund said. Based on his prior year’s pay rate, that would be nearly $50,000 for accrued vacation.

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