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.

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.

How Employees Support COMECC



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SERV State Employee Volunteer Program


Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Program Overview

Now in its 33rd year, the annual Performance Recognition Program is a chance for state employees to be nominated and recognized by their peers for their extraordinary contributions to public service.  Each agency can issue Citation Awards to employees for Outstanding Service.  A statewide commitee reviews the nomination forms for the prestigious awards such as public service, mentoring and leadership, equity in governance and selects approximately 20 individuals or teams to be formally recognized at a formal State House event with the Governor.

List of 2017 Major Award Winners for Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

2017 Kickoff Memo for Performance Recognition Program

Key Dates for 2017 Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Performance Recognition Program Guide


For Agency Coordinators

Job Description Agency Performance Recognition Program (PRP Coordinator)

Form to designate Agency Performance Recognition Program (PRP Coordinator)

Link to web-based Performance Recognition Database to enter Nominees

PRP Citation Job Aid
- Instructions for first time user to register
- How to enter your agency’s Citation winners on the PRP Information System

PRP Carballo Job Aid
- How to enter your agency’s Carballo nominee’s information on the PRP Information System


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