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 37th 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.
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.