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HR/CMS Employee Self-Service FAQs

Why does my screen look odd? Why I am missing tiles?

Users need to clear their browser cache before they log in for the first time after a May 2021 upgrade. Users also should access Employee Self-Service through the Employee Self-Service web page. They should not use links saved to favorites.

Why does my Timesheet view look different? How can I view without scrolling?

Different devices have different settings, so some employees have pages that are bigger and therefore have to scroll up, down and side-to-side to view the whole page. You can adjust the resolution by hitting Ctrl on your keyboard and using the up/down arrows or scrolling up/down with your mouse to increase or decrease the size of the page, or you can adjust the zoom settings in your browser.

How do I see my direct reports to approve time?

From the center drop-down menu, select the Manager Self-Service view. There you will be able to go to the Manage Employee Time tile to view and approve time for your direct reports. You can also view work anniversaries and expiring licenses.

Where do I submit a delegation?

If you are an approver who needs to delegate for a set amount of time, you can select your proxy from the Delegations tile from the Employee Self-Service view page. You may need to switch from the Manager Self-Service to the Employee Self-Service page.

Can I see Announcements?

The number of unread announcements will be on the face of the “Announcement” tile. You can now click on the Announcement Tile to see all announcements by using “view detail” arrow to the right.

How do I get out of the page I am currently viewing?

You can either use the ‘Home” button on the top right or the last page on the top left or you can use the “back” arrow button on the browser’s navigation bar to go back to the previous viewed page.

If employees have submitted time in advance that is not yet approved, will it have to be re-entered?

No, all time for self-service and non-self service employees will still be on the timesheets after the upgrade. Approvers who did not approve time for self-service employees before the upgrade will have to click on the previous button to go back a week to approve the timesheet.

Where can I find information on this upgrade?

All Employee and Approver job aids have been updated on the Employee Self-Service webpage. Information was updated to help employees navigate this change. The Employee and Approver quick navigation guides can also be found on the Employee Self-Service webpage.

How do I sign out of HR/CMS?

Sign out is now under the Actions icon (three dot menu) on the top right corner.

Go Paperless!

Suppress your paper tax forms for more secure, faster access come tax season.


Tax Information for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees

Form W-2 Information

End-of-year tax form information for Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees


Form 1095-C Instructions

Instructions on Affordable Care Act forms


Form W-4

Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay. Give Form W-4 to your employer.


About Your Paycheck

Understanding your pay advice

A guide to deciphering the different parts of your pay advice [MAGNet or VPN access required]


HRD mileage reimbursement rates

State employees who use their private vehicle for work purposes during their regular work day may apply to their agency to reimbursed for their mileage.


Earnings Subject to Retirement Calculations

Earnings codes eligible for retirement


403(b) Tax-Deferred Savings Plan

Participation in the 403(b) savings plan is voluntary. Employees of departments with an educational mission may participate, including: the Secretariat of Education, Department of Higher Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Early Education and Care, State Universities, Community Colleges. Student employees are not eligible.

403(b) savings plan summary

A summary of the key provisions of the 403(b) plan

403(b) and 457 plan features

Features of both the 403(b) and 457 "SMART" Plan

2020 Annual Notice for Higher Education

Information for employees of institutions of higher education

Glossary of Terms

Definitions of terms pertaining to the 403(b) plan


Massachusetts Deferred Compensation 457 SMART Plan

"SMART - Save Money and Retire Tomorrow"

The Massachusetts Deferred Compensation 457 SMART Plan is a retirement savings program available for Commonwealth of Massachusetts state and municipal employees. Eligible employees can save and invest before-tax and after-tax dollars through salary deferrals into our wide array of low fee investments options.

Take advantage of this valuable employee benefit: Save Money And Retire Tomorrow.


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