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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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Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Now in its 36th 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!

Learn more about PRP program

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 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.

SERV State Employee Volunteer Program

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