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Human Resources

The System Office of Human Resources leads and partners with the seven UMS universities to meet the changing human resource needs of the University of Maine System, its faculty, and employees. Collectively our human resources provide the educational opportunities that transform students’ lives and the research and outreach that contribute to the people and State of Maine.

Human Resources supports the recruitment, development, effective management, and retention of highly qualified faculty and employees through staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, organization development, and equity and diversity programs and services.

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Mission Statement

The Office of Human Resources provides leadership and works in partnership with the universities to meet the changing human resource needs of the University of Maine System and its faculty and employees.

The Office of Human Resources develops, implements and administers a comprehensive program that provides:

  • Services and human resources development and management strategies to support the University’s teaching, research, and public service mission, and
  • Leadership in change management and organization development.

Fair and respectful treatment of employees, recognition of the contributions and dignity of employees, and compliance with employment laws are core values.

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Disclaimer Statement

The documents and information of the Office of Human Resources for the University of Maine System are made available on the Internet as a public service.  Reliance on such information is at the user’s own risk.  We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and current, but cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of information obtained from this website and may not be held liable for any losses caused by any person’s reliance on such information.

Contents at links outside the University of Maine System Human Resources Website are neither created nor endorsed by the University of Maine System.  If you have any questions concerning the information on this website, contact your university.

Last Updated:  June 27, 2013

Benefits

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Educational Opportunities

The University of Maine System believes in the power of higher education to transform lives and is committed to creating a more educated Maine. Employees who are interested in pursuing higher education may contact the university Advising Office for guidance.

Tuition Waivers
Eligible employees and their dependents are encouraged to take advantage of the University’s *Tuition Waiver Programs to enhance their personal and professional growth and development. Eligible employees may use tuition waivers in a degree program or for individual courses. Eligible dependents may use tuition waivers upon acceptance into a degree program.

*Further information regarding tuition waiver programs is available on the MyUMS Employee Portal.

Maine Employer’s Initiative

The University of Maine System participates in the Maine Employers’ Initiative, a program of the Maine Development Foundation that supports employers in promoting educational and career advancement opportunities for their employees. UMS employees are eligible for tuition discounts, scholarships, and other benefits. For more information please click here.

Are you looking for resources and information to help you make decisions taking the next step in your education or career development? Click here for Next Step Maine.

Time Off to Pursue Your Education

Employees may also request time off to pursue their educational goals under the following programs:

• *Schedule Reduction Opportunities

UMS offers multiple ways that employees may request to work a reduced schedule to pursue higher education.
• Unpaid Leave
Employees may request an unpaid leave for educational purposes. For details refer to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements or Handbooks.

*Further information regarding schedule reduction opportunities is available on the MyUMS Employee Portal.

Veterans Welcome Here!
All UMS universities welcome veterans who are eligible for benefits under the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, veterans who served at least three years on active duty after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for university funding for tuition that is matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For further information, contact the university Veterans Services Office.

Employee Assistance

Click here for more information about the Employee Assistance Program.

Employee Handbooks

Employment Opportunities

To learn more, visit our Employment Opportunities page.

Equal Opportunity

Health & Wellness

Visit our RiseUp website for more information on Health & Wellness.

Labor Relations

Payroll

Policies and Procedures

Reports

UMS Workforce

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Disclaimer Statement

The documents and information of the Office of Human Resources for the University of Maine System are made available on the Internet as a public service.  Reliance on such information is at the user’s own risk.  We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and current, but cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of information obtained from this website and may not be held liable for any losses caused by any person’s reliance on such information.

Contents at links outside the University of Maine System Human Resources Website are neither created nor endorsed by the University of Maine System.  If you have any questions concerning the information on this website, contact your university.

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Employees: log in to the UMS employee portal.