Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Freenames

You have entered the Freenames section for the Department of Administrative Services. If you were directed here, in order to complete an application(s), you must meet the criteria outlined under the applicable category.

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MANDATORY RIGHTS

Purpose

Use this option to request to activate any mandatory rights for which you may be eligible due to certain employment actions.

Note: Applications for mandatory transfers are not covered as part of this process and are handled by the hiring agency.

Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) requirements must be adhered to.

Requirements  

To submit a Mandatory Rights application, you must meet any of the following (criteria) and must have received documentation from Human Resources instructing you to create a Freenames application.
  • Former state employee who has been laid-off
  • State employee who has been noticed for layoff
  • State employee who has accepted a demotion in lieu of layoff
  • State employee who has been notified of eligibility for mandatory rights 
  • State employee who has recently failed a working test period
  • State employee who is exercising rights to return to the classified service from the unclassified service
  • Recently separated NP-2 employee with Article 39 Rights

Process
1. Select the radio button beside Mandatory Rights then click Start Application.  The system will take you to an alphabetical listing of classes.

2. Carefully read the steps outlined in the State of Connecticut CT HR-1 form given to you by your Human Resources office to initiate a request to activate your rights. 

3.  Using your CT HR-1 form, select the box next to the job class(es) found on pages 4 & 5 of the CT HR-1 form.

4.  Scroll to the top and click 'Add All Checked Classes to My Freenames Application'.

5. Complete the online application. The application references various types of employment actions, including  demotion in lieu of layoff, failure of working test period, layoff, NP-2 separation with Article 39 rights; other mandatory rights, return to classified from unclassified service, SEBAC or eligible for qualified to fill classes.  

6. Submit any required documentation.  You will be required to upload your CT HR-1 form to your application.

 Click here for detailed instructions to activate Mandatory Rights.

After your Mandatory Rights have been approved by DAS, you will receive an email confirmation.  Please be sure to keep your contact information updated and check your email and spam folders often as most communication will occur via email. 

You can also check your rights at anytime by accessing your Personal Status Board.  For instructions refer to Checking Mandatory Rights.

Questions may be directed to Raymond.Bailey@ct.gov, 860-713-5212.

To begin the process of participating in this program, click on the radio button below:

Next, click on the "Start Application" button below for instructions on how to view all Department of Administrative Services job classes, complete the online application and submit required document(s).


Statewide Transfers

Purpose

Use this option to request to place your name on the Statewide Transfer list for your current job class in which you hold permanent status.  

By creating an application, your name will be added to the recruitment pool for the job codes you selected that match the title for which you hold permanent status, the selected locations, shift and type(s)of employment for a period of two (2) years from the date you complete a Freenames application and it is approved.

Note: 

  • There are no mandatory rights associated with placement on a statewide transfer list through this process. 
  • The State of Connecticut is not required to offer the position to individuals who place their names on a statewide transfer list through this process. 
  • Placement on the statewide transfer list allows you to be considered for positions matching your current job class which you hold permanent status.

Caution:  Do not use the Statewide Transfers section to place your name on a mandatory rights transfer list.  If you wish to place your name on a mandatory rights transfer list, contact your Human Resources Representative.

Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) requirements must be adhered to.

Requirements

In order to create an application in this category, you must be a current State employee with permanent status in the job title on which you wish to place your name on a transfer registry.

You must know your current official job class title.  To locate this information, contact your Human Resources Representative or refer to your paycheck.

You must include each job code matching your title including different hourly equivalents.  For example:

  • 7603EU= Information Technology Analyst 1 (35 hours)
  • 7603FD = Information Technology Analyst 1 (40 hours)

DAS will complete a review and add your name to the statewide transfer list for your current class and any comparable classes, if applicable.

Process 

1.  Select the radio button beside Statewide Transfers and click Start Application.  The system will take you to an alphabetical listing of classes.

2.  Find your current job class and associated pay plans as indicated above and select the box next to each job class.

3.  Scroll to the top and click 'Add All Checked Classes to My SWTRAN Application'.

4.  Complete the online application.

5.  Submit any required documentation.

Click here for detailed instructions to request to have your name placed on the Statewide Transfer list.

Checking your Statewide Transfer list status: When your request to be placed on a Statewide Transfer list is approved by DAS, you will receive a confirmation email.  Continue to check your status by signing on to your OEC Personal Status Board. Please be sure to keep your contact information updated and check your email and spam folders often as most communication will occur via email.   

Placement on the Statewide Transfer list will expire 2 years from the date of your confirmation email from DAS.

For more information, refer to the Checking Statewide Transfer Status

Questions may be directed to Raymond.Bailey@ct.gov, 860-713-5212.

To begin the process of participating in this program, click on the radio button below:

Next, click on the "Start Application" button below for instructions on how to view all Department of Administrative Services job classes, complete the online application and submit required document(s).


Rescind of Resignation or Retirement

Purpose

Use the rescind of resignation or retirement option to request to rescind a resignation in good standing or a retirement from state service (herein referred to as 'rescind of resignation' or 'resignation'). 

Note:  There are no reemployment rights associated with a rescind of resignation.  The State of Connecticut is not required to rehire individuals who rescind resignation. Rather, certain privileges may be granted depending on the job class and effective date of rehire.  DAS General Letter 177 provides more information.

Requirements

A former State employee must meet the following conditions: 

  • Attained permanent status as a State employee
  • Separated from state service in good standing  from a position in the Classified service or a bargaining unit position in the Unclassified service

You must know the job class you resigned or retired from.  To locate this information, contact your former Human Resources Representative or refer to your last paycheck as an active employee.

You must include each job code matching your last held title including different hourly equivalent.  For example:

  • 7603EU= Information Technology Analyst 1 (35 hours)
  • 7603FD= Information Technology Analyst 1 (40 hours)

DAS will conduct a review and approve or deny all rescind requests for any or all job classes identified.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their requests via email.  Please be sure to keep your contact information updated and check your email and spam folders often as most communication will occur via email.

 Process

1. Click on the radio button below next to Resignation of Resignation or Retirement and click Start Application.  The system will take you to an alphabetical listing of classes.

2. Find your former job class and associated pay plans as indicated above and select the box next to each job class.

3.  Scroll to the top and click 'Add All Checked Classes to my RESCND Application'.

4. Complete the online application.

5. Submit any required documentation

For detailed instructions to request to rescind a resignation in good standing or retirement, refer to Instructions Rescind Resignation or Retirement.

After your request to rescind a resignation in good standing or retirement has been approved by DAS, SHRM, you will receive an email confirmation.  You can also check your Personal Status Board for verification.  For instructions refer to Checking Rescind of Resignation or Retirement Status.

To begin the process of participating in this program, click on the radio button below:

Next, click on the "Start Application" button below for instructions on how to view all Department of Administrative Services job classes, complete the online application and submit required document(s).


NOTE:

  • When you click on any of the buttons for the categories above, the system takes you to the alphabetical list of classes.
  • When you select a class, there is a link at the top of the page that says "If you are submitting an application associated with an Alternate Placement, click here." The link goes directly to the application. Applications that are received through this process are assigned an alphabetic character that identifies the category selected.



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