Welcome, Amherst Staff, to the Staff Life webpages, a useful resource as we strive to further inform, engage, and celebrate the College’s staff. Our goal is to continuously enhance a work environment that engages, attracts, and retains a dedicated and talented staff. We hope you will partner with us in any way you can to help us achieve that objective. Thank you.

Raquel (Rocky) Wood
Interim Director of Workforce Equity & Inclusive Leadership

Kate Harrington
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Employee Council

Elected by staff, the Employee Council promotes staff visibility, fosters a supportive work environment, and provides avenues for staff to participate in policy making.

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College Staff Meetings

President Michael A. Elliott and other members of senior staff regularly address staff on what's happening on campus and respond to questions submitted by staff related to the all aspects of campus life.

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Workday at Amherst

Visit the Workday training site to learn how to navigate Workday and complete the tasks and processes you’ll use most (log-in required), or login to Workday by following the link below.

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2023 All-Staff Survey

We will launch of our next staff survey in February 2023. Your participation is important and helps inform future initiatives. Learn more on our 2023 All-Staff Survey page (log-in required).

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Recognition & Rewards

Our Recognition & Rewards program encompasses a wide variety of ways to show appreciation — from yearly awards to on-the-spot tokens of gratitude — and includes fun ways to say “Thank you!” 

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Inclusive Leadership

The Office of Inclusive Leadership leverages the diverse talents, experiences, and perspectives of Amherst’s staff to build an inclusive work culture.

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The Ombudsperson

The Amherst College ombudsperson, Larry Hunt, provides confidential workplace counseling to staff.

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Libraries & Museums

Amherst staff enjoy free access to the Mead Art Museum, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, and the Emily Dickinson Museum, as well as to the Five College libraries.