About the System Office
The University of Massachusetts System Office (UMSO), which includes the Office of the President and Central Administrative Services, provides overall leadership to the University, coordinates with the campuses on various academic and financial initiatives, and provides shared services in the areas of information technology, treasury, and procurement, among others.
The System Office represents the University in various ways (including but not limited to) with the Governor, Legislature, executive branch agencies, the federal government and professional organizations. It also coordinates academic affairs across the campuses and management and fiscal affairs including efficiency and effectiveness efforts, budgeting and forecasting, capital planning, information systems, legal matters, and human resources management. Overall planning, policy development and initiation of University-wide programs are carried out through the System Office by several departments that report to the President and his Vice Presidents and that are located in both Boston and Shrewsbury.