DPH is going to send the below message to DPH non-hospital staff on Monday welcoming them to attend “drop-in” office hours to answer HR questions they may have, such as EAP, how to apply for positions, available trainings, etc.  Any help to spread the word that employees are encouraged to attend is appreciated.

As mentioned in the Commissioner’s August 20th update, the HR Team has been working on some new initiatives to support employees. I’m excited to announce DPH Employee Engagement and Support Drop-in Office Hours to begin as of September 25th at the following offices: Radiation Program (Charlestown), State Lab (Jamaica Plains), Registry of Vital Records (Dorchester), Central Office (250 Washington St), Chauncy Street & Causeway Street.

I will be available to meet with individuals and/or small groups to provide information in the areas of Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Internal Career Opportunities, Skill Development Opportunities and Safety & Wellness Committee suggestions.

Below are sample questions that can be discussed during drop-in office hours, to name a few…

What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?

What typically happens when you call the EAP?

Who can use the EAP program?

Where can I find out about internal career opportunities?

How do I apply for internal career opportunities?

What is Taleo?

How do I register with Taleo?

What is the difference between EHS & DPH Human Resources?

Do we offer any Microsoft Office training?

Who do I contact to reset my PACE login?

Below please find information on where and when Drop-In Office Hours are being offered, if any of these dates and times do not work with your schedule please do not hesitate to contact me directly to schedule a more convenient time.

Date: September 25th                                                                                                            Date: September 28th

Location: Radiation Program – Room #1-18                                                                       Location: 250 Washington St. – Lobby 1

Time: 9 – 10 am                                                                                                                         Time: 9 – 10:30 am

Location: Registry of Vital Records – Large Conference Room                                      Location: Chauncy St. – Conference Room #1157 on 11th Floor

Time: 11 am – 1:30 pm                                                                                                            Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm

Location: State Lab – Room #202                                                                                         Location: Causeway St. – Room #419

Time: 2:30 - 5 pm                                                                                                                      Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Additional dates for October will be shared soon. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting and being a resource to many of you. Have a nice day!

Martha Lipchitz O’Connor

Director of Labor Relations - Health

Executive Office of Health & Human Services

600 Washington Street, 7th Fl

Boston, MA 02111

(t) 617-348-5602

(f) 617-348-5509