Human Resources

Personnel Records

Amherst College protects the privacy of its employees by restricting personnel data to that needed for business purposes, by limiting internal access of personnel data to those with a need to know, and by releasing information from the personnel files externally only with the employee’s consent or to meet legal or contractual requirements. If an employee wishes to see his or her personnel file, an appointment or written request should be made with the Office of Human Resources.

For purposes of payroll, insurance coverage, mailings and emergency contacts, all changes in name, address, telephone, dependents, marital status, etc. should be reported to the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible.