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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 29A: Consultants; employment and compensation; legislative reports

Section 29A. The secretary of administration and finance shall make, and may from time to time amend, rules and regulations governing the use of consultants in all departments, offices, boards, agencies, commissions and institutions. Such rules and regulations shall be open to public inspection shall not be subject to chapter 30A. No person employed by the commonwealth as a consultant shall directly or indirectly supervise another temporary or permanent employee of the commonwealth. Consultant contracts, whether written with organizations or individuals, shall not be used as substitutes for state positions. The secretary shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight a report which identifies all existing consultant contracts by agency, for all accounts established or maintained by the comptroller, including but not limited to appropriations, for federal grants, bond authorizations, revolving accounts, retained revenue line-items and trust accounts. Said report shall identify each contract, its duration, its maximum dollar obligation, the name of the contractor and the services performed by the contractor.