The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Policy and Labor Contracts

Policy and Labor Contracts

Academic Personnel administers most of the items on this page and/or serve as contact for questions.

The "Red Book" is a board of trustee document that includes guidelines for a number of important personnel policies, such as procedural standards, review criteria, roles and responsibilities, and more. 

Academic Personnel administers a number of labor contracts—namely, the MSP, PRO, and GEO—where faculty can find information about salaries, appointments, and other working conditions.

Bylaws for all academic departments at the University, as well as resources for bylaw development.

In some cases, UMass Amherst faculty may receive additional compensation for activities that fall outside of their expected responsibilities.

Faculty Consulting and Outside Activities

Faculty members are permitted to engage in limited activities outside of the university during normal working hours, provided such outside activities do not interfere with their primary obligations.

Faculty members are expected to devote to the university their primary professional loyalty and to direct to the university their time and energy. As they are considered "special state employees" for purposes of the Massachusetts law governing the conduct of public officials and employees (Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 268A), however, they are permitted to engage in limited activities outside of the university during normal working hours, provided such outside activities do not interfere with their primary obligations. The university recognizes that outside activities can be of value to faculty and the university.

The policy is intended to further the mission of the university and to enrich the experiences of the faculty by facilitating appropriately limited outside activities for faculty. Read the full policy below.

Download the Complete Policy

Use the link below to download the complete policy on faculty consulting and outside activities.

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