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The HR/CMS Wordmark

This page contains information about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Compensation Management System (HR/CMS) for system users. For paycheck information please visit the Payroll Information for State Employees page.

HR/CMS Upgrade

The May 2021 HR/CMS Upgrade is complete, featuring better functionality across devices and a streamlined, modern tile-based approach. For a quick look at the new features, please view the following.

Employee Quick Reference Guide
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Approver Quick Reference Guide
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Core User Quick Reference Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

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HR/CMS Security and System Requirements

HR/CMS Security Guidelines & Procedures

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HR/CMS Department Security Tree

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System Requirements

Technical specifications required for securely running HR/CMS

Related Content

PowerDMS

Payroll job aids and statewide learning materials

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HR/CMS Knowledge Center

All HR/CMS related resources.

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HR/CMS User Group

Materials and agendas for quarterly meetings of the HR/CMS User Group.

HR/CMS User Group

Special Instructions

Account Codes

Account codes are loaded into HR/CMS every night. The following must be set up in MMARS to ensure the account is eligible for selection:

Time Reporting Codes and Earning Codes

The following information is designed for employees who use a Reported timesheet to report time by entering a quantity of hours for days worked.

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Other Resources

Payroll Policies

A list of all policies pertaining to payroll

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Earnings Subject to Retirement Calculations

Earnings codes eligible for retirement

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Special Insurance Vendors

Approved payroll deductions for union-endorsed insurance agents

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Deferred Compensation Refund Process

If a participant has been identified as needing a refund of contributions, follow this process.

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