USA Bulletin Board

5/16/22 – Support Services Grant Available for furthering education

In addition to the Tuition reimbursement program, there is a Support Services Grant that USAs can apply for it further their skills or education. Details below:

2022 Support Services Employee Grant Program:

The 2022 Support Service Employee Grant (SSEG) program awards up to $1,500 to eligible employees seeking to enhance their skills or advance their education.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 1.

The program is open to benefits-eligible, non-exempt MGH employees working in support roles (clinical, administrative, technical or general service) with:

  • an effective hire date of September 30, 2020 or earlier at the MGH or other Mass General Brigham affiliate AND
  • at least two years of continuous employment at the MGH or Mass General Brigham affiliate

Employees with a bachelor or advanced degree are not eligible. A list of the eligibility criteria and the application can be found on the SSEG page on Ask My HR.

Awards can be used for any costs associated with the pursuit of education or training including books, prerequisites, ESOL, certificate and undergraduate degree programs.

The SSEG program aligns with the system-wide United Against Racism strategy to achieve equity and is part of Mass General’s ongoing effort to recruit and retain a highly-skilled diverse workforce.

This program is sponsored by MGH Human Resources.

Jovita Thomas-Williams
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

5/3/22 – Stephanie LaShoto and Workforce Development at Info Table outside Eat Street tomorrow:

Join the Workforce Development Team for Workforce Wednesday
Employees are invited to visit the Workforce Development information table Wednesday, May 4 from 11 am to 7 pm outside of Eat Street Café to talk to with academic and career coaches to learn more about Workforce Development opportunities, including:

  • How to use tuition reimbursement and financial aid, including FAFSA.
  • Learn about college and university discounts and grant opportunities for MGH employees.
  • Explore Workforce Development programs offered to MGH employees.

Visit Apollo, the MGH intranet, for more information or click here to make an individual appointment to connect with a coach.


Stephanie LaShoto-Westfield
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Workforce Development Specialist, Human Resources

Mass General Brigham

399 Revolution Drive Somerville MA 02145
T: 774-219-5147

Click here to schedule a meeting with me:

5/2/22 – Ricardo Diaz Award Nomination Portal open

This would be a great opportunity to nominate one of your USA coworkers who you feel is very deserving of this prestigious award:

Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award Nominations Now Open
The Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award was established in memory and recognition of Ricardo Diaz, who worked in Environmental Services and Buildings and Grounds at the MGH between 1991 and 2003. All MGH employees who have worked at the hospital for at least two years and are currently in a general support service/skilled trade job are eligible for the award. Employees in the following departments who are not in a supervisory, clerical/secretarial, professional or technologist role are eligible for this award

  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Environmental Services
  • Materials Management
  • Nutrition and Food Services
  • Patient Transport
  • Police & Security
  • Unit Service Associates (USAs)

Learn more and submit a nomination by Tuesday, May 17 using the Ricardo Diaz Award online nomination form. Email for more information or if a paper nomination form in required.

4/21/22 – MGH Chemo Waste Handling Policy:

With Chemo waste handling being a topic of conversation at our recent forums, I thought I would provide everyone with a copy of the MGH policy on safe handling:

4/21/22 – Upcoming Computer and Citizenship classes being offered free of charge to MGH employees:

4/13/22 – Exciting News: New USA Employee Referral Bonus Program offered to Team USA-

4/12/22 – Alternative to Sani-Wipes may appear on your unit. These “Sidekicks” were leftover from our Pandemic alternatives and are being used now before they expire.

3/31/22 – MGH Primary Care Physician Program

If you are interested in finding a Primary Care Physician here at MGH, especially one who may speak your native language, here is information on a new program that the Center for Diversity and Inclusion has started:

3/29/22 – USA to PCA Free Training Program Re-Opening, Info Sessions coming:

If you are interested in becoming a PCA, MGH in partnership with JVS has a free program available to train and certify staff to becoming PCAs, with a guaranteed position here at MGH when training is complete. Flyer attached below:

3/24/22 – New USA Vacation Guidelines

3/24/22 -Free Services Available to USAs

•English for Speakers of Other Languages, Computer, and Citizenship classes offered through JVS and MGH •Stephanie LaShoto-Westfield: : 774-219-5147 (call or text) •

•Financial Advising and Retirement Planning through Fidelity •Joe Casey: Email: , Phone: 617-543-4636 •

MGH PCP Program • If you are interested in getting a Primary Care Physician through MGH that speaks your native language, you can reach out to Scott Parsons to get you in touch with the program leaders

•Tuition Reimbursement •Available through the benefits department •

Free Tax Prep •Stephanie LaShoto-Westfield: : 774-219-5147 (call or text)

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