Introduction

We are pleased to offer you this Employee Handbook as a general guide and quick reference for all our professional staff members of the University of Massachusetts President's Office ("President's Office"). The President’s Office prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against anyone based on religion, color, creed, race, marital status, veteran or military status, age, sex, (including sexual harassment), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class, in education, admission, access to or treatment in, its programs, services, benefits, activities, and terms and conditions of employment at the President’s Office.

We are an 'at-will' employer and operate under the provision that employees have the right to resign their position at any time, with or without notice and with or without cause. We, the employer, have similar rights to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and with or without cause.

This handbook is intended to serve as a summary of the University’s policies, guidelines, practices and fringe benefits; and, is not intended to be all inclusive.

The President's Office reserves the right to make changes to the policies, procedures and other statements contained in this Employee Handbook. The President's Office reserves the right to modify any condition of employment in whatever manner it deems appropriate, based on changes in legal or programmatic requirements, fiscal conditions, or other relevant circumstances.

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