State Launches New Hiring Transparency Initiative
Governor Charlie Baker announced Monday the launch of the Baker-Polito Administration's hiring transparency initiative that will allow the public to search a database of Executive Department employees, according to a press release.
Detailed information on recently hired state workers can be found on a web page associated with the Commonwealth's transparency website, Open Checkbook.
“We are pleased to deliver on our promise to increase transparency around the hiring of state employees,” said Governor Charlie Baker in the release. “The people of Massachusetts and prospective job applicants deserve a state government that conducts an accountable and fair hiring process when it comes to filling publicly posted positions in the Executive Department.”
Information found on the new website includes: the start date of the position; the name of the selected candidate; their annualized salary; their relevant years of experience; their education, licenses and certifications held; as well as an indicator of whether a written reference was issued by an elected state official on behalf of the candidate selected.
Data on hires made between July 10 and July 23 appear in the first publication and the site will be regularly updated on the Monday following the first and third Saturday of each month.