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.

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.

Non-Discrimination Notice

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University of Maine System
Office of Equal Opportunity
ADA Coordinator
101 N. Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469

207-581-1226 (voice)
TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

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

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.

Administrative Practice Letter (APL) on Health Insurance for Retirees and Former Employees on Long Term Disability

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 (, the transition site for participating UMS retirees, ( or contact your Employee Benefits Center at 207-973-3373 or

Your Employee Benefits Center is also your best resource for more information on your current Aetna coverage and rate summaries as well.