Archived News: 

Massachusetts Sick Leave Law effective July 1, 2015 for temporary, non-benefited employees.

Click here to see the UMass Dartmouth Earned sick time notice or Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here to see your rights under the Mass Sick Leave Law.
Click here ‌to see the Attorney General's rulings.

Anthem data breach (Unicare subscribers)

Anthem has provided the information below regarding credit monitoring and other services available to UniCare members.  It is also available on the website.  Members may also call a dedicated Anthem phone line for assistance: 1-877-263-7995.

Additional protection is available through credit monitoring services.  This requires a member to actively enroll because the member must provide their personal information and consent to have their credit monitored. Members can enroll at any time during the 24-month coverage period, and can learn how to sign up at AnthemFacts. Members who do not have access to the Internet, or who prefer telephone service, may call 877-263-7995 for assistance. Phone lines will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. ET on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday to Saturday.

W-2 Update

The 2015 wage and tax statements (Form W-2) will be mailed late January.  

Active employees can reprint copies of their W-2 directly from the HRDirect Self-Service tab (Self Service -->  Payroll and Compensation -->  View W-2/W-2c Forms --> click "Year End Form").  See the job aid: Viewing and Printing W2/W2Cs.  For assistance interpreting your W-2, please view Understanding your 2014 W-2

For further assistance or clarification, please contact the Payroll Office at 774-455-7510 ( or Human Resources at 508-999-8060 (

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On January 1, 2014 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) law was implemented in Massachusetts and across the nation. It requires that all employees receive these notices to assist with understanding your options under this law.

Questions and Answers
Section 125 Employer Admin Bulletin
Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Changes for Employees with Section 125 Health Connector Plans

Questions can be directed to Human Resources Benefits Administrator x8083.

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Payroll Processing

Effective January 1, 2013 Forms that are received in Human Resources by payday WILL BE GUARANTEED to be processed for the following paycheck.  This creates a consistent schedule and conveys a clearly defined expectation to the campus of when payments will be processed.