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.

The Presidential Election & Your Mental Health

In any year, November and December tend to be a little more stressful than other months. But 2020 threw us some extra curveballs: racial unrest, natural disasters, a struggling economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and a particularly divisive presidential election. Whether it’s large crowds at your polling place, strong opposing political views amongst your family members, a lack of confidence in either outcome or fear of the unknown, this election season definitely offers plenty to stress about.

Our EAP, New Directions, has tips and resources to help ease your stress.

Staff Survey Day Off

We did it!

In appreciation for your participation in the survey, the College will be closed on Monday, November 30.

Thank you for your involvement in all the work and your commitment to continue to enhancing our workplace culture!

COVID-19 Information

Johnson Chapel on the quad with sunlight streaming through trees

Find information about the College’s response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, including the plan for Spring 2021. Learn about the guidelines for coming to campus and the latest changes to the academic program, housing, dining, athletics, and more.

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.

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.