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.
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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University of Maine System
Office of Equal Opportunity
101 N. Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469
TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)
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Last Updated: June 27, 2013
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.
- BOT Policy on General Equal Opportunity
- Non-Discrimination Notice
- Guidelines Regarding Consenting Relationships
- BOT Policy on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault
Equal Opportunity Complaints
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Accommodation Request Information and Notice
- Procedure for Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities
- Accessibility: UMS’ Commitment to People with Disabilities
- Desk Reference for Accommodating Students with Disabilities (PDF 2008)
- Guidelines Regarding Service Animals
- Background Screening
- Campus Violence
- Conflict of Interest
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Brochure
- Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
- Name Usage Policy
- Record Retention (See APL IV-D)
- Sexual Harassment
- Smoke-Free Workplace
- Telecommuting Guidelines
Transition to Aon Health Exchange for January 1, 2021
As part of ongoing efforts to continually review health care benefits and provide retirees with access to quality coverage, the University of Maine System has identified a program that offers flexibility, a variety of plan options, and personalized support to best meet retiree health care needs.
As a result, UMS retirees are transitioning from group health coverage to individual Medicare coverage through Aon Retiree Health Exchange,™ effective January 1, 2021. To help reimburse premiums and qualified expenses, retirees and enrolled dependents will receive funding through a UMS-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).
For more information, please visit the Aon Health Exchange website (retiree.aon.com/home.aspx), the transition site for participating UMS retirees, (myexchangeconnection.com/universityofmainesystem/Home or contact your Employee Benefits Center at 207-973-3373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Employee Benefits Center is also your best resource for more information on your current Aetna coverage and rate summaries as well.
- UMS Statement of Support (PDF)
- Leave of Absence for Military Training
- Family Military Leave of Absence
- Military Leave of Absence
- Reporting Back to Work
- Related Information:
If you have a question about military leave or any other employment-related question, contact your Campus Human Resources Office. Be prepared to give your Employee ID number.