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Employees will have access within Employee Self-Service to view, add, or update a Race or Ethnic Group. 

The employer is subject to certain governmental record keeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws, the employer invites employees to voluntarily self-identify their race or ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information obtained will be kept confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual.

Important Reminders:

  • Employees can choose the appropriate race or races; either, one or more than one.
  • If an Employee chooses American Indian or Alaska Native as a Race, documentation of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage must be provided to the MassHR Employee Service Center (ESC) or your Agency Human Resources or Payroll Department.
  • Employees of Agencies that utilize the MassHR Employee Service Center (ESC) should contact the ESC with Race or Ethnicity related questions by calling 1-855-4HR-SPPT (1-855-447-7778) or for TTY users: (617) 248-0546.
  • Employees of Agencies that do not use the ESC should contact their Agency Human Resources or Payroll Department with Race or Ethnicity related questions. 

Ethnicity:

StepAction
1.Log in to Employee Self-Service with your user ID (employee ID) and password.
2.From the Employee Self-Service homepage, click on the MAIN MENU link located at the top of the page.
3.On the SELF SERVICE menu, click on the PERSONAL INFORMATION menu.
4.Click the ETHNIC GROUPS link.
5.Once within ETHNIC GROUPS, you have the option to select a race or ethnic group. There will be two optional questions presented, which follow Federal Guidelines set forth.
6.

The first question presented asks, "Are you Hispanic or Latino?"

The answers can be either "Yes" or "No."  

Note: If further information is needed, select the EXPLAIN link:

Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

7.

The second question presented asks, "What is your race?"

There are five racial groups defined by the federal guidelines: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; and White.

Note: If further information is needed, select the EXPLAIN link:

American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment. (Documentation required)

Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Please be sure to verify the information you have entered is accurate.

8.Click the Save button.
9.Click the OK button to confirm.

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Last Updated: December  19, 2016