Helpful Links

Civil Service: 

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

Massachusetts Police Officer Essential Tasks

Massachusetts Fire Fighter Essential Tasks

Civil Rights/Anti-Discrimination Laws: 

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

Insurance Benefits for Municipal Employees: 

Employee Benefits Information

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: 

MassHire - 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