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    • 2015 Police Promotional Series Announced

      Click here to find your department's application!

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    • 2015 Police Officer Exam: SCORES WILL BE RELEASED THIS FALL

      Next Steps in the Process: SCORES WILL BE ISSUED IN THE FALL, with the Eligible List published on 11/1/15.  Click here for more details!

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      MaCS System OHC User Community Informational Sessions Schedule

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      Changes for Employees with Section 125 Plans

      Effective January 1, 2014, employees will no longer be able to enroll in a Section 125, non-contributory plan through Mosaic Health Insurance Exchange or the Health Connector for health insurance.

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Registration for the Commonwealth Management Certificate Program is Now Open

The Human Resources Division is now accepting applications for the Commonwealth Management Certificate Program (CMCP) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Over the past 5 years, the CMCP has helped over 480 managers across the Commonwealth cultivate new skills and has provided them an opportunity to explore diverse perspectives and develop leadership skills. Note: the application deadline is Monday, September 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Learn more about the CMCP program and how to apply

Workforce Planning Initiative

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workforce Planning Initiative

Strategic workforce planning – the process of analyzing current and projected future workforce needs and taking action to ensure we have the right people in the right jobs with the right skills at the right time – is a best practice of high-performing organizations.  Our landscape of rapidly changing jobs and technology, as well as the approaching workforce crisis due to megatrends we cannot control, reinforce the need for proactive planning.  The Human Resources Division under the direction of Administration and Finance is leading the implementation of Executive Department-wide Workforce Planning Initiative.  Learn more about the Workforce Planning Initiative.


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Civil Service Information

Application, selection, and hiring processes for state and municipal job vacancies in accordance with Chapter 31 of the Massachusetts General Law & the Personnel Administration Rules

Employee Programs

Commonwealth Programs for State Employees


Your career…the Commonwealth’s future!

You can find and apply for a state job on the MassCareers webpage.

Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Unit manages claims for injured state employees in compliance with Chapter 152 of the General Laws.