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

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Diversity Awareness in the Commonwealth

Executive Order #526 - Section 10 All employees should attend Diversity training within six months of hire date. (signed 2-17-11)

Target Audience Time Frame Course Name Delivery Method
All Employees

To be completed within 6 months of hire date 

Diversity Awareness in the Commonwealth

Instructor-led 1/2 day classroom

Managers

To be completed within 6 months of hire date

Diversity Awareness in the Commonwealth for Managers Instructor-led 1/2 day classroom

 

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Diversity Part 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

To be completed within 12 months of hire date.

Update provided every 2 years or as determined by ODEO.

Diversity Part II, Disability Awareness – All Employees

eLearning course 

 

Managers To be completed within 12 months of hire date. Diversity Part II, Disability Awareness - Managers Instructor-led 1/2 day classroom

 

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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 to be 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

To be completed within 12 months of hire date.

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.

CLD - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Awareness eLearning course in PACE

 

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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

 

Annually 

At the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we are committed to fostering a respectful, safe and inclusive working environment for all employees, one that is free from any type of inappropriate behavior or harassment.

In order to increase awareness, all Executive Branch employees are required to complete a mandatory online course, provided by the Clear Law Institute.  The purpose of this course is to educate you on the common behaviors that might be perceived as harassment, introduce harassment laws, and inform you of Commonwealth policies and procedures.

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH PACE, OUR INTERNAL LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. 

Preventing Workplace Harassment

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.

Cyber Security Awareness Training
Transcripts for Cyber Security Awareness Training -2018 C28547

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