Guide Mandatory Trainings for Agencies

All commonwealth employees under the Governor's jurisdiction must complete the mandatory training listed below. New employees must complete these training within six months of employment. In addition to employee mandatory training, the list includes specific mandatory training all newly hired managers must complete. NOTE some courses, such as Conflict of Interest Law must be completed by new and current employees annually and/or every two years.

Note: The frequency of Commonwealth Mandatory Training is subject to change as laws or policies are amended.

Diversity Awareness Level 1

Executive Order #526 - Section 10 All employees should attend diversity training within one year of the effective date of this Order. For newly hired employees, training should be completed within six months of employment. (signed 2-17-11)

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Method
All Employees

Core curriculum should be delivered one time for all staff within 6 months of hire.  Managers receive an additional ½ day of training.

  1. Diversity Awareness in the Commonwealth
     
  2. Diversity Awareness in the Commonwealth for Managers

Instructor-Led for all Staff


Additional ½ day – Instructor Led for Managers

 

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Diversity Level II - Disability Awareness

Executive Order #526 - Section 10  The Massachusetts Office on Disability shall serve as the Executive Branch’s designated ADA and Rehabilitation Act Coordinator, and shall provide information, training, and technical assistance and promote guidelines reflecting best practices, policies, and procedures concerning persons with disabilities.

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Methods
All Employees

Update provided every 2 years or as determined by ODEO

New hires take the course within 1 year of being hired.

  1. HRD Diversity Part II - Disability Awareness – All Employees
     
  2. Diversity Part II - Disability Awareness for Managers

eLearning for all Staff

 

 Additional ½ day – Instructor Led for Managers

 

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Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and Stalking Awareness

Executive Order #491 - Section 6 - Establishing a Policy of Zero Tolerance for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Employers are directed to implement the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Workplace Prevention Training curriculum and delivery program developed by the Human Resources Division in coordination with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name  Delivery Method
All Employees

Core curriculum should be delivered every 2 years for entire agency.  Updates provided by HRD as requested and/or as laws or policies are amended.

 New Hires take course when hired.

CLD - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Awareness eLearning

 

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Workplace Violence Prevention

Executive Order #442 - Article 2.5 - Employers are directed to implement a workplace violence awareness and prevention training program developed by the Human Resource Division in coordination with the Executive Office of Public Safety.

CLD - Workplace Violence Prevention

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Method

All Employees

Separate courses for Employees and Managers

Core curriculum should be delivered one time for entire agency.  Updates provided by HRD as requested and/or as laws or policies are amended.

There is a separate curriculum for Managers.

  1. CLD - Workplace Violence Prevention
  2. CLD - Workplace Violence Prevention for Managers
eLearning

 

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Sexual Harassment Prevention

Executive Order # 240
HRD Memorandum – April 21, 2005
RE: Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence Prevention Policies and Training Resources
In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, employers are encouraged to conduct prevention training targeting sexual harassment and other forms of prohibited discrimination for all managers and employees on a regular basis.

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Method

All Employees

 Separate course for Supervisors and Managers

Orientation (for new hires)

Policy signed Annually at time of final Performance Review (stage C – EPRS; Final review – ACES)

 HRD Memorandum - Employers are encouraged to conduct prevention training targeting sexual harassment and other forms of prohibited discrimination for all managers and employees on a regular basis

  1. CLD - Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  2. CLD - Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace for Supervisors and Managers
eLearning
All Employees  
  1. HRD - Sexual Harassment Policy 2017
eLearning

 

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Conflict of Interest

Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) 268A

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Method
All employees and contracted staff

eLearning every 2 years

Summary – every year

Conflict of Interest

eLearning

(State Ethics Commission website and PACE)

 

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Information Security Practices

Executive Order #504

9-19-08
Each Secretariat/agency is responsible for creating a plan regarding information and security
Section 6
All agency heads, managers, supervisors, and employees (including contract employees) shall attend mandatory information security training within one year of the effective date of this Order. For future employees, such training shall be part of the standardized orientation provided at the time they commence work. Such training shall include, without limitation, guidance to employees regarding how to identify, maintain and safeguard records and data that contain personal information.

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name

Delivery Method

All workforce members who have a network account

Orientation

 As needed in relation to change in policies, procedures, or work role

  1. HRD - Safeguarding Confidentiality of Personal Information E O-504 
  2. Each secretariat/Agency is responsible for creating and delivering their own training
eLearning

 

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