Human Resources


New Employee Orientation

Tuesday, August 4
Monday, August 10
Wednesday, August 19
Wednesday, August 26
Wednesday, September 2
Tuesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 23
*Thursday, October 1
Wednesday, October 14
Tuesday, October 27
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, December 9
Tuesday, December 22

*Chancellor’s Conference Room

All orientations will be held in Conference Room 308, unless otherwise noted.  Please note that all orientations are subject to change.

Please contact (ext. 7-5168) to verify Orientation times.


Retirement Planning Sessions

Barbara Jean Conneely, Benefits Manager for the Human Resources Office, will be conducting information sessions to discuss retirement planning from UMass Boston. Group discussions will cover State Retirement Applications, GIC/Medicare options and other retirement information for UMass Boston retirees. These sessions are most beneficial for those who are considering retirement within the next two years*.

Group discussions will take place in the Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 308.
The dates and times that the sessions will take place are:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, December 9, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Please send an email to to sign up for one of the sessions or if you have any questions.

*We would suggest calling the State Retirement Board at 617.367.7770, asking for a retirement counselor and requesting a retirement estimate to be mailed to your home address before attending one of the group discussions.

Financial Sessions, Credit Union(s) and MetLife

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce that representatives from various benefit providers are back on campus to meet with you for your convenience. We will have tables setup in the Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Terrace on the following dates and times. Please also visit the Human Resource website at for updated vendor information and availability.

On the Terrace  - from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Smart Plan
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union
  • MetLife

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

November 19, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

  • MetLife
  • Fidelity
  • Metro Credit Union

Schedule One-on-One Appointments
Vendors are also available for private one-on-one sessions. All scheduled one-on-one sessions will take place in the Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2545. To schedule a session, please contact the representative directly. Their contact information is listed below.

MetLife Auto and Home
Cory Morrocco can be reached by phone 508.372.9536 or by email at

Metro Credit Union
Janine Brady can be reached by email at or by calling the main number (877.696-3876.) You can also visit the Metro Credit Union website.

You may schedule an appointment by calling 1.800.642.7131 or by emailing Diana Valsky at

Mary Cerone can be reached at 781.314.2402

Josh Gould can be reached at 978-505-9456 or email him at

Smart Plan
Walter Manning can be reached at 508.930.3893