Welcome to Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources serves the Amherst College community by focusing its efforts on the College’s most valuable asset, its employees. We do this through the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. Our department is committed to providing professional, caring and quality services in a fair and consistent manner. By doing so we foster a work environment that attracts and inspires excellence. We encourage you to share your knowledge, diversity and creativity within our community.


Employment Opportunities


IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

For the latest updates and developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including remote learning and remote working plans.

Performance Management Process (PMP) 2019-20

After consulting with a number of groups on campus, including the Employee Council and the PMP Working Group, we have decided to move forward with a streamlined PMP in consideration of the challenges of remote work and social distancing.  Even during this trying time, we confirmed a very strong desire to not miss the opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the great work and contributions of the staff. Please visit the PMP 2019-20 page for more information and to begin the review process.  

2020 Benefits Open Enrollment

It's time to review your benefits and make your elections for the coming year!

The annual open enrollment period begins Monday, May 4, 2020 and continues through Monday, June 1, 2020. During this time you will have the opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits.  Changes become effective on July 1, 2020.

To help choose the right benefits for you, we are also offering the on-line benefits counselor, ALEX. ALEX is a personalized tool that helps identify which plans make the most sense for you - and it's fun to use!  Visit https://www.myalex.com/amherst to try ALEX.

U.S. DOL Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

Please click the link below for information regarding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

TIAA Tips for Volatile Market

If ups and downs in financial markets have you second guessing your investment strategy or wondering if you should move all your assets to less risky territory, take a deep breath. Review tips from TIAA to help you get through market volatility and stay on course toward goals.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts COVID-19 Update

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is closely monitoring the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on behalf of our members and customers. The health and well-being of our members and customers is our top priority.

While the risk of exposure to coronavirus in Massachusetts remains low, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, we remain committed to ensuring our members and customers have access to any care or information they need.

Please visit the BCBSMA coronavirus resource center for more information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts COVID-19 Fraud Alert

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is focused on protecting its members from fraudsters who will take advantage of these uncertain times. Open the link below for potential and actual schemes.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.


staff standing to be recognized at the college all-staff meeting in Johnson Chapel in October 2017

Staff Life

Watch video of College all-staff meetings, learn about the staff survey, and more.