Chancellor's Memo on Export Control

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Chancellor’s Office
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Amherst, MA 01003


Date:               July 15, 2014

To:                  UMass Amherst Faculty and Staff

From:              Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Chancellor

Subject:           Export Controls

U.S. laws and regulations that govern exports or access to certain information, technologies or financial services by foreign persons inside the U.S. have received increased attention recently, and have affected programs at all major research universities.  I am writing to you with information on our campus policies and procedures in this area.

First, I want to remind you that it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to comply fully with U.S. export control and trade sanctions laws and regulations.  These laws and regulations are currently administered by three Federal agencies, the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury.  For current information, see Department of Commerce (EAR): Department of State (ITAR): Department of Treasury (OFAC):

Because these laws and regulations involve many aspects of our enterprise and are receiving increased attention by the federal government, I am updating the membership of the campus Oversight Committee for Export Control Compliance (OCECC) as follows.

  • Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,  Katherine Newman (effective 9/1/2014)
  • Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, Michael F. Malone (OCECC Chair)
  • Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance, James P. Sheehan
  • Vice Chancellor for Information Services & Strategy and Chief Information Officer, Julie Buehler
  • Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman (effective 8/1/2014)

Should you have questions regarding the impact of export control compliance on your work for the University, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at (413) 545-5283. 

Thank you for your attention to this important policy.