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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

Contract Ratified!

The MSP ratified our new agreement by an overwhelming margin on June 25th, 2018!

2017-2020 Contract (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020)

Contract summary for 2017-2020

Specific Programs and Contract Provisions of Interest

Links have been updated to the 2017-2020 contract.

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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