Helpful Links

Civil Service: 

Massachusetts Civil Service Commission - for information on how tenured civil service employees can file appeals of job actions 

Massachusetts Human Resources Division - for information about employment opportunities, diversity programs, training and development, workers' compensation, civil service examinations, workforce policies and employee and labor relations. 

Civil Rights/Anti-Discrimination Laws: 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination - for information on civil rights and anti-discrimination laws

 

Insurance Benefits for Municipal Employees: 

Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission - for information about municipal employee health plans and access to benefit decision guides as well as City of Pittsfield retiree dental plan 

Guardian Dental - for information about City of Pittsfield’s active employee dental plan

 

Labor Standards: 

Department of Labor Standards - for questions regarding workplace safety, lead safety, asbestos, employment agencies, apprenticeship, minimum and prevailing wages
 

Pension/Retirement Benefits for Public Employees: 

Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission - for information on contributory retirement systems for public employees 

Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System - for information on the teachers’ retirement system

 

Unemployment/Job Seeking: 

Berkshire Works - for information and assistance with job search, including job fairs and recruitments, occupational skills training, career assessments, workshops and counseling as well as unemployment assistance. 

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance - for information on filing for unemployment insurance benefits 

Veterans’ Programs - Department of Labor & Workforce Development - for information on programs to help veterans transition to civilian work by developing a comprehensive job and training plan

 

Worker’s Compensation:

Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents - for more information on the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation System