MSP Emergency Relief Fund – Invitation to Apply

Dear MSP Bargaining Unit member:

The University is immensely grateful to faculty and librarians for their collective resilience and willingness to assume the extraordinary tasks of moving all instruction, service, and, where possible, scholarly activities, to remote and online platforms for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis.

The University along with the MSP has established an emergency relief fund to provide financial assistance to bargaining unit members who have incurred technology or unexpected childcare costs associated with moving to remote course delivery and other remote work during the COVID-19 virus.

MSP Bargaining unit members may apply for funds through the University’s Academic Personnel Workflow System (APWS). Navigate to the Create a New Submission tab, select the appropriate application and follow the instructions. Individuals may apply for both technology and childcare assistance but separate applications are required.

The deadline to submit applications is April 21, 2020. Questions should be directed to the Academic Personnel team at: academic.personnel@umass.edu.

John McCarthy
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs