Christopher Bowman is the Records Access Officer (RAO) for the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Please use the form below to make a public records request of the Civil Service Commission. This helps to ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request.

Otherwise, public records requests can be made via email to christopher.bowman@state.ma.us or via hand delivery or mail to:

Civil Service Commission
Attn: Records Access Officer
One Ashburton Place, Room 503
Boston, MA 02108

We encourage the public to submit written requests whenever possible. If an oral request is necessary, please call 617) 727-2293 and ask for the Records Access Officer.

Questions regarding how to file a public records request or the status of a public records request can be made via email at christopher.bowman@state.ma.us or by calling 617) 727-2293.

Categories

General categories of public records in the possession of CSC include the following:

  • Final opinions, decisions, orders or votes from Civil Service Commission proceedings since 2006
  • Civil Service Commission Weekly Hearing Docket Sheets since 2006
  • Civil Service Commission Annual Reports / Commission Statistics since 2006
  • Civil Service Commission Rules, Regulations, Laws

 

The public records required to be posted on our website are as follows:

Final opinions, decisions, orders or votes from Civil Service Commission proceedings since 2006

Civil Service Commission Weekly Hearing Docket Sheets since 2006

Civil Service Commission Annual Reports / Commission Statistics since 2006

801 CMR 1.00

Adoption of Standard Adjudicatory Rules of Practice & Procedure  pdf format of Adoption of Standard Adj. Rules of Practice & Procedure

Bypass Appeal Statute of Limitations

Information Regarding Subpoenas

Commission Policy Re: Email Notification Only  pdf format of Commission Policy Re:  Email Notification Only

Clarification of Commission Policies

Clarification Regarding Appeal Rights  pdf format of Clarification Regarding Appeal Rights

MGL c.7 s.4I

MGL c. 31

When requesting public records, please provide a reasonable description of the records sought and a preferred format, if any, for receiving public records that are available in electronic form. Please understand that a request to search employee emails will generally require more time to complete and may require us to charge fees. It is often helpful to specify a time period and particular search terms, so that the search does not yield unmanageable results.

All requests will be processed in accordance with the public records law and regulations at M.G.L. c. 66, § 1 et seq. (as most recently amended by An Act to Improve Public Records, St. 2016, c. 121) and 950 C.M.R. 32.00. The procedure for appealing a public records response to the Supervisor of Public Records is set forth at 950 C.M.R. 32.08, available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/.

Contacting an Agency

To help avoid delay in responses, please consider whether your public record request would more appropriately be directed to a secretariat or agency.

Each secretariat and agency has a designated RAO who will receive and respond to public records requests. The following are links to A&F agency PRR pages and RAO emails for your review.

A&F Agency (linked to PRR Page)RAO Email
Appellate Tax Board - Public Records RequestsMark.Defrancisco@MassMail.State.MA.US
Bureau of the State House - tammy.kraus@state.ma.us
Civil Service Commission - Public Records Requestschristopher.bowman@massmail.state.ma.us
Department of Revenue - Public Records Requestsrandallr@dor.state.ma.us - Tax Division
claymana@dor.state.ma.us - Child Support
Division of Administrative Law Appeals - Public Records Requestsedward.mcgrath@massmail.state.ma.us
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance - Public Records Requestspeter.wilson@massmail.state.ma.us
Group Insurance Commission - Public Records RequestsGICRAO@massmail.state.ma.us
Health Policy Commission - Public Records Requestslisa.snellings@state.ma.us
Human Resources Division - Public Records RequestsHRDPublicRecords@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council - Public Records Requestsdan.shannon@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Office of Information Technology - Public Records Requestsmichelle.burwell@massmail.state.ma.us
Massachusetts Office on Disability - Public Records Requestsmodrecords@state.ma.us
Operational Services Division - Public Records RequestsOSDLegal@osd.state.ma.us
State Library - Public Records Requestselvernoy.johnson@state.ma.us