• Chapter 31

    The chapter of the Massachusetts General Laws governing the administration of civil service law
  • Personnel Administration Rules (PAR's)  doc format of Personnel Administration Rules (PAR's)

    Rules enforced by the Personnel Administrator that establish standards for the implementation of civil service law and supplement Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 31
  • Public Safety Certification Delegation Information

  • Delegation Guidelines for Municipalities and State Agencies

  • Delegated Assessment Center Examinations

    ASSESSMENT CENTERS – USE IN CIVIL SERVICE POLICE & FIRE PROMOTIONS

    Massachusetts Human Resources Division

    Overview: Municipalities can choose to take part in the “weighted/graded” Assessment Center option or “sole” Assessment Center option rather than the traditional written Human Resource Division (HRD) exam. 

    • Weighted/Graded examination: This examination includes the HRD’s written examination and an Assessment Center created and administered by the municipality’s approved vendor.  Only the candidates who pass the written examination will be allowed to take the Assessment Center.  Education and Experience credit will be taken into account.  Promotional preference points are applicable.   A Delegation Agreement between the municipality and HRD as well as vendor approval is required prior to the administration of the Assessment Center.
    • Sole Assessment Center examination:  This examination does not include the HRD written examination.  Candidates sign up for and participate in only the Assessment Center that the municipality’s approved vendor administers.  Employment/Experience credit will be taken into account.  Promotional preference points are applicable.   A Delegation Agreement between the municipality and HRD as well as vendor approval is required prior to the administration of the Assessment Center.

    Please see below for information on the process for Weighted/Graded AC or Sole AC:

  • Delegated Labor Service Manual  rtf format of Delegated Labor Service Manual

    Labor service application and appointment process for appointing authorities.
  • Essential Functions Public Safety

    Task List of essential job functions
  • Overview of Civil Service

    Information on Civil Service law, selection, appointment, promotion and termination processes for prospective employees, current employees and appointing authorities.
  • Age Requirement for Entry-Level Public Safety Positions

    Important Notice for Entry-Level Applicants Who Are or Will Be Turning Age 32 - This notice will inform you of the following local option legislation that was effective November 8, 2000, and its impact on candidates for entry-level public safety positions.
  • Fire Information Civil Service

  • Police Information Civil Service

  • Civil Service Legal Notices