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. 

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: 

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