Benefits

Employee Resources

It is entirely appropriate to experience feelings of stress, anxiety and fear during this crisis. If you are, know that you are not alone, and there are a number of resources available to you. The Employee Assistance Program (ComPsych) has created an online toolkit that includes a wide variety of information and can assist employees with personal, work and life issues. This toolkit is available at: pages.e2ma.net/pages/1807892/20932.

Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Resources

The GIC also provides resources to help its members cope with theCOVID-19 Pandemic. Those resources are available at: www.mass.gov/info-details/gic-health-benefits-and-thecovid-19-outbreak.

Employee Benefits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the new federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the new federal Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA), employees are entitled to paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new paid leave provisions, and the agency website remains the best source of information related to the FFCRA. For more information, please go to the agency’s website at www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave. For more details on this, please reach out to Katie Temple at ktemple@umassp.edu.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)- UMass Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Related Benefits Enhancements April 16, 2020 Presentation

Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), please fill out the FFCRA Request Form.

Voluntary Separation Incentive Program

Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan (VSIP)- Release of Claims