UMass Amherst

UMass Works/Life Benefits

Human Resources Department offers information regarding family benefits to UMass faculty and staff. Faculty may also wish to consult with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, which provides extensive information on work/life concerns.

STEM Family Travel Initiative is a program to remove travel-related barriers for faculty and post-doc researchers with childcare and dependent-care responsibilities.

UMass Workplace Learning & Development is dedicated to promoting and supporting faculty, staff and organizational growth, development and empowerment through innovative high-quality workplace programs, resources and services.

Additionally, all campus unions have representative Family Issues and Work/Life Committees and various family benefits. Employees may wish to contact their representatives directly.

Union Links

AFSCME Employee's Local 1776

Graduate Employee Organization

The Massachusetts Society of Professors

Postdoctoral Researchers at UMass Amherst

Professional Staff Union/Massachusetts Teachers Association

University Staff Association

UMass Police Union

Governance Organizations

Faculty Senate is the representative body responsible for faculty participation in university planning and governance.

Graduate Student Senate is the representative body for graduate students and has influence on most areas of graduate student life.

Student Government Association represents undergraduate students and has influence on most areas of student life.