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Start a new state job at a higher step?

Discussion in 'Civil Service' started by pjsweat1, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. pjsweat1

    pjsweat1 Hate my username and can't change it

    I'm trying to figure out if there is any truth to this or not. I had heard that in MA, you can negotiate a higher step at appointment. I understand many departments hire you as a student officer and there's no negotiation. However I have heard that if you were a state employee, but leave your union/collective bargaining agreement, that when you go to the gaining agency (enter into a new CBA) you can negotiate for something other than step I, based on experience and service with the Commonwealth. Is anyone here one of those HR types who does hiring/firing?

    I tried to look on the HRD website as well as the red book and I can't find anything.
     
  2. AB7

    AB7 MassCops Member

    I got hired as a Campus Police Officer with DPH. Started at step 6 because of comparable experience and current rate of pay. But I seldom have seen it happen in any other agency. And DPH CPOs are glorified security where I worked.
     
  3. Treehouse413

    Treehouse413 MassCops Member

    All depends on the CBA.
     

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