Whitmore Administration Building at UMass Amherst


Human Resources' mission is to meet the University's workforce needs of today and tomorrow through robust programming, efficient processes, and a responsive partnership with the campus community.

The Office of Human Resources comprises the following functional areas that provide services and support to our campus community members:

Manages UMass employee benefit programs including health, life, long-term disability, and dental insurance; retirement; workers' compensation; unemployment; personnel records; employee family/medical leave; tuition discounts; and sick leave banks.

Employee Engagement
Provides support to employees through training and development, employee recognition, and wellness programs. Includes Workplace Learning & Development, the Partnership for Worker Education, and the Employee Coaching and Counseling Office.

Talent Acquisition and Compensation
Responsible for position classification, compensation, and talent acquisition services to campus partners. 

HR Operations
Maintains and provides technical expertise in HRIS systems, payroll, and all HR transactions (including HR data and reporting and system training and expertise).

HR Partnerships and Labor Relations
Collaborates with campus partners to facilitate problem resolution and administer policies and collective bargaining agreements.