NEW - NEW - NEW BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
"Per the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Policy on Employee Background Reviews, all offers of employment or hires made after January 23, 2012, will be subject to a background review that includes a criminal history check as a condition of employment. Information about the policy can be found at www.umass.edu/humres/empl_job_opportunities.htm. Notification should be given to individuals who will be appointed via a waiver of the search process. This policy and procedure shall apply to campus positions that are filled by appointment on a full-time or part-time basis, including temporary (CC) full-time or parttime appointments, and post retiree appointments. This is now an important piece to your waiver-hire process. We have been asked to begin to include the statement, "University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees policy requires all new employees to pass a background review that includes a criminal history check as a condition of employment. Information about the policy can be found at www.umass.edu/”, on all job postings and announcement.
Approved searches will be alerted to tell finalists of the newly implemented hire requirement. At the time that interviews are extended, it will be important to alert the finalists that the successful candidate will need to undergo a background check.
Under the Searches and Hiring listing to the left, you will find subsets with Instructions for creating positions and hiring Postdoctoral Fellows, Hourly non-benefited, and benefited classified employees.
When budgeting for a benefited position, please keep in mind to add in the additional cost of benefits. This is currently approximately 38%.
Position titles most often used (but not limited to) within the university are:
Departmental Assistant - Hourly, non-benefited, research assistant / technician who primarily working in lab settings. Full time is 40 hours per week.
Clerical Assistant - Hourly, non-benefited, clerical assistant. This includes data entry and general office work. Full time is 37.5 hours per week.
Classified Employees - Fully benefited employees. Titles, levels and salary are determined by Human Resources based on job responsibilities.
Research Fellow - (often Ph.D. pending)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Appointee must have been recently (within 5 years) awarded a Ph.D., not to exceed six years out. These positions are now benefited with salaries which must meet a minimum based on number of years of experience.
Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - appointee has three of more years experience, not to exceed six years out. This is a benefited position.
Senior Research Fellows - Postdocs with more six years or more experience must be hired as as a Senior Research Fellow. These appointments are required to be fully benefited.
Please see Laura for further explanation on position titles and descriptions.