Welcome to the Office of Human Resources


The University's best practices is to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.  In support of these objectives, our office is dedicated to providing high quality and timely services, guidance and information in the areas of employment, employee relations, time & labor, salary administration, benefits, policy interpretation, and employee development.


What's New?

Automating Unapproved Time Reports

The university requires supervisors to approve time for their staff in HRDirect on a weekly basis. If these approvals do not happen in HRDirect in a timely manner, the system will “batch approve” the time to ensure that it meets payroll processing deadlines. Since the “batch approved” time was not affirmatively approved by a supervisor, it must be verified for accuracy. This post review process has been a manual, paper-based effort which resulted in the inefficient use of university resources.

To improve efficiencies, the university system has implemented an automated system for post review and approval of unapproved time. This will replace the manual paper process that has been previously used.

As of July 27th you will no longer receive paper reports via interoffice mail from Human Resources. You will receive an email notice from Summit_Delivers@umassp.edu with a link to the Summit Reporting System. This will provide supervisors with an opportunity to review and approve online. By confirming the time in the Summit dashboard, you acknowledge that you reviewed the time.  Click here for a job aid to help with the steps of confirming time in Summit.

Ideally, time should be approved in HR Direct by noon every Monday. Otherwise, it will appear in Summit and will require action. If unapproved time still exists after 2 pay periods, an escalation email will be sent to the supervisor’s manager for awareness. Notifications will continue to be sent until the time has been confirmed.

Questions about confirming time in Summit can be directed to:

  • Lauren Ferrari, HR Data Assistant at x8049 or lferrari@umassd.edu
  • Jayne Weingard, Coordinator of Business Processes at x8082 or jweingard@umassd.edu
  • Kimberley Pennock, Director of HRIS at x8073 or kpennock@umassd.edu
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The Office of Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Foster Administration Building, Room 202.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  You can reach us by phone at 508.999.8060 or by email at humanresources@umassd.edu.