- The chapter of the Massachusetts General Laws governing the administration of civil service law
- Rules enforced by the Personnel Administrator that establish standards for the implementation of civil service law and supplement Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 31
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 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 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 administers. Employment/Experience credit will be taken into account. Promotional preference points are applicable. A Delegation Agreement between the municipality and HRD 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:
- Labor service application and appointment process for appointing authorities.
- Task List of essential job functions
- Information on Civil Service law, selection, appointment, promotion and termination processes for prospective employees, current employees and appointing authorities.
- 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.