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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst


The bargaining team for the 2017-2020 contract preparing for negotiations during a caucus

2014 - 2017 Contract (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017; still in effect)

The MSP is currently negotiating our successor contract for 2017-2020.

Specific Programs and Contract Provisions of Interest

The Red Book (or Academic Personnel Policy)

The Redbook, or the Academic Personnel Policy, governs all Personnel Policies at UMass Amherst. Some of the language in the MSP contract modifies, incorporates or references the Redbook Policies.

UMass Amherst Websites

Most policies and guidance documents relating to faculty and librarians are maintained on these sections of the UMass Amherst website:

Calendars and Time Lines for Personnel Actions

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