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