As of January 1, 2017 a new public records law took effect in Massachusetts. You can access information about the new law on the Secretary of State’s website here.
The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is not the central repository or record keeper for the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts. As autonomous institutions, each community college maintains its own public records and has a designated Records Access Officer (RAO). If you are seeking public records from one of the 15 community colleges, please contact that institution directly. MACC does not maintain statewide data or statistics on all 15 community colleges. Public records maintained by MACC include, but are not limited, to the following:
Salaries for employees can be found via CTHRU Payroll. CTHRU Payroll is the Office of Comptroller’s new transparency site for state spending and payroll. It provides spending data going back to fiscal year 2010 and payroll data back to calendar year 2010 through present for most state agencies.
- Visit CTHRU: http://www.mass.gov/comptroller/cthru/
Guidelines for Requesting Public Records Information
Although not required, requests for public records should be submitted in writing via email in order to ensure that MACC accurately and completely responds to your request. A request for public records should include:
- Description of specific records being requested;
- Date parameters for the public records being requested;
- Name of person or organization requesting the public records; and
- The requesting person’s/organization’s contact information.
Public records requests and inquiries can be made by contacting MACC’s public records access officer:
Phone: (617) 542-2911
Address: Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges
15 Court Square, Suite 960, Boston, MA 02108