File an appeal with the Civil Service Commission

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Contact

CSC Primary Contact Information

Phone

Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Online

Office Manager Medes.Diaz@state.ma.us

The Details

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Discipline or layoff appeal $50 each
Bypass appeal (original appointment) $25 each
Bypass appeal (promotional appointment) $75 each
Reclassification appeal $75 each
Examination appeal (original appointment) $25 each
Examination appeal (promotional appointment) $75 each
Performance evaluation appeal $75 each
(Non-bypass) equity appeal $75 each
Investigation appeal $75 each
Provisional Population Process (“PPP”) appeal $25 each

How to file

  1. Complete and print out the appropriate civil service appeal form.
  2. Attach any relevant information, documents (i.e. -decision of appointing authority) and the appropriate fee. Fees are payable by check or money order made payable to the Civil Service Commission.
    If you don’t include the appropriate fee (or waiver form), your appeal will be returned to you without being docketed.
    The CSC may waive the filing fee for certain Appellants. Print out and complete a waiver application if you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver.
  3. Make 2 copies of your documents.
  4. Mail or hand deliver the original copy to:
    Civil Service Commission
    1 Ashburton Place, Rm. 503
    Boston, MA, 02108
  5. Mail 1 copy to the Respondent.
  6. Keep 1 copy for your own records.
  1. Complete and print out the appropriate civil service appeal form.
  2. Attach any relevant information, documents (i.e. -decision of appointing authority) and the appropriate fee. Fees are payable by check or money order made payable to the Civil Service Commission.
    If you don’t include the appropriate fee (or waiver form), your appeal will be returned to you without being docketed.
    The CSC may waive the filing fee for certain Appellants. Print out and complete a waiver application if you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver.
  3. Make 2 copies of your documents.
  4. File an appeal in-person by going to:
    Civil Service Commission
    1 Ashburton Place, Rm. 503
    Boston, MA, 02108
  5. Mail 1 copy to the Respondent.
  6. Keep 1 copy for your own records.

Next steps

  1. Wait for the acknowledgement form

    Within 10 days, you and the Respondent will receive an acknowledgment form from the Commission along with a “Notice of Pre-Hearing Conference”. The pre-hearing conference is usually held within 30 days from the time the Commission received your appeal.

  2. The pre-hearing conference

    You and the Respondent are required to attend the pre-hearing conference at which time a member of the Commission will provide further details about how your appeal will proceed.

More info

Deadlines for filing an appeal with the Civil Service Commission are as follows:

  • Discipline / Layoff appeals:  Within ten (10) business days of receiving the notice of the decision by the Respondent.
  • Bypass appeals:  Within sixty (60) calendar days of receiving the notification of bypass.
  • Classification appeals:  Within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a denial letter from the state's Human Resources Division (HRD).
  • Examination appeals:  Within seventeen (17) calendar days after the date of mailing of the decision by HRD.

 

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Contact

Address

1 Ashburton Place, Room 503, Boston, MA 02108

Phone

Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Online

Office Manager Medes.Diaz@state.ma.us

Fax

(617) 727-7590

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