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Guide Employee Programs

Some of the employee programs available to state employees include an annual performance recognition award program as well as programs that allow state employees to give back to the community via financial donation or by volunteering during work hours.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Mass4You is available at no additional cost to all active state and municipal employees and their immediate family members who are eligible for GIC coverage. Enrollment in one of the GIC’s health insurance benefit plans is not required to access Mass4You, which will be offered through Optum, GIC’s new EAP vendor. Participation in this valuable new program is confidential.

Key Actions for Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

COMECC State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign

What is COMECC?

The state's Employee Workplace Giving Campaign is COMECC (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign), established in 1984, and governed by Executive Order 451.

COMECC, the only authorized payroll deduction workplace solicitation. Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is currently serving as the Statewide Campaign Manager.

COMECC is private, voluntary and confidential. It affords state employees the opportunity to support private, non-profit health and human services and environmental organizations. State employees can share in the spirit of giving, in order to assist those who might be experiencing hardship or temporary crisis in their lives. The gift of payroll deduction can make a significant difference in the lives of children, families and communities across the state, the country and the world.

Additional Resources for COMECC State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign

SERV State Employee Volunteer Program

Information for the SERV program can be found on the Absence and Leave Policies webpage.

Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Program Overview

Now in its 35th year, the annual Performance Recognition Program is an opportunity to formally recognize state employees for their extraordinary contributions to public service.  Based on agency size, each agency is able to issue a certain number of Citations for Outstanding Performance to its employees.  As for the prestigious Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service; Governor Paul Cellucci Award for Leadership & Mentoring in State Government; Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Public Service Award; and the Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award, statewide selection committees review the nominations and make recommendations to the Governor for his final approval of award recipients.  The award winners in those four categories are recognized at an award ceremony at the State House with the Governor and Lt. Governor.

List of 2019 PRP award winners!

2019 PRP Kickoff Memo

Program Overview and Guidelines


2019 Nomination Forms

Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance
Instructions / Form

Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service 
Instructions / Form

Governor Paul Cellucci Award for Leadership & Mentoring in State Government
Instructions / Form

Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Public Service Award 
Instructions / Form

Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award
Instructions / Form

Resources for Agency PRP Coordinators

2019 Key Dates

PRP Coordinator Job Description

PRP Coordinator Form
-Designation form to be submitted to the Human Resources Division

Link to PRP Information System

Job Aid - PRP Information System
- First time users: How to register
- How to enter agency Citation winners into the PRP Information System

Job Aid - Carballo Nominee data entry
-How to enter Carballo nominee information into the PRP Information System

Additional Resources for Performance Recognition Program (PRP)