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 in support of UMass Dartmouth's vision and goals.
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.
As we near the end of the calendar year, we want to alert you to the following important items:
Christmas and New Year’s Holidays: As is the case this holiday season, a legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
Massachusetts Minimum Wage increases to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2017.
Last Day to Use 2016 Personal Days: Please be advised that the last day to use personal time is January 7th. Unused 2016 personal days will be forfeited after that date. Due to system constraints, Human Resources will be unable to process any correction forms or requests for changes to personal time after January 7th.
New Personal Awards for 2017: will be available for use starting on January 8th and will appear on your January 13th pay advice.
Union Increases: We are pleased to announce that the collective bargaining increases that are effective January 1, 2017 will be reflected in the January 13th paycheck. Eligible members of the following groups will receive increases on January 13th:
- AFT Maintainers
- Non-unit Classified Staff
- AFT Full-time Faculty, Librarians and Professional Technicians
Please consult your collective bargaining agreement language for eligibility criteria and other details.
Address Updates for W-2’s: Please verify that we have your correct address to ensure that W-2’s are delivered promptly and accurately. Address updates can be made utilizing HRDirect Self Service at umassd.edu/hrdirect.
Please contact The Office of Human Resources at x8060 with any questions.
We wish you and your families a Happy Holiday Season and all the best in the New Year.
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 email@example.com.