Latest update includes:

HR/CMS Pay Calendar Posted
The 2014 HR/CMS Pay Calendar has been updated and is linked on the HR/CMS page of the CTR Web Portal.

MMARS Saturday Hours
MMARS and LCM will be available Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The Help Desk will not be staffed and any Saturday Help Desk calls will be returned on Monday, September 23.

Close/Open Key Dates September 21 -28
September 27, Friday

  • FY2013 rejected grant draws (ACD or NCD) must be cleared.

Weekly Fraud Awareness and Prevention Fact – What to Do If You Suspect Fraud, Waste or Abuse
If you have evidence of Fraud, Waste or Abuse activity, report such activity to management or an oversight agency. You can also call one of the Commonwealth Hotline Numbers:

  • Inspector General                                       (800) 322-1323
    To report suspected fraud, waste or abuse in government.
  • Attorney General - Fair Labor Helpline      (617) 727-3465
    To report violations of minimum wage and overtime laws and requirement for timely payment of wages.
  • Division of Unemployment Assistance        (800) 354-9927
    To report unreported wages or persons collecting benefits while working.
  • Office of the State Auditor                           (617) 727-6200
    For state agencies to report variances, shortages or thefts of funds or property.

Please visit the Fraud Prevention section of our Internal Controls Page for a link to the Toolkit for Departments to Combat Fraud, Waste and Abuse and the Combat Fraud, Waste and Abuse Brochure. 

If you have any questions regarding this or previous Fraud Awareness and Prevention Facts, please contact the Comptroller Help Desk at 617-973-2468 or via email Comptroller.Info@State.MA.US. To report Fraud, Waste or Abuse, contact one of the Commonwealth’s Whistleblower Hotlines.

Upcoming Training Sessions and Meetings

  • Risk Management – Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Executive Conference Room
  • CIW Report Building with MS Excel – Monday, September 30, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Training Lab
  • Intro to State Finance MMARS Navigation – Wednesday, October 2, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Training Lab
  • Encumbrance Management – Thursday, October 3, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Training Lab
  • Payment Management – Thursday, October 3, 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Training Lab
  • LCM Management – Thursday, October 10, 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. One Ashburton Place Boston, 9th Floor Training Lab
  • Webcast How to Run a Warehouse Starter Query – Friday, October 11, 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Online Training

Register for these sessions via the Comptroller's Training and Meeting Schedule which lists classes scheduled for the next two months and Payroll User Groups through December 2013.

MMARS Hint of the Week - Ready Payments - MATA Table
Payment dates for ready payments can be checked on the Matching Status (MATA) table. All payments for one specific Ready Payment commodity line can also be searched on the MATA table. After entering the related Recurring Purchase Order (RPO) document ID in the Search field, select the commodity line you would like to view and click the “Matching Status for only Selected Award Line” link.