The Office of Human Resources is committed to advancing UMaine’s mission by recruiting, supporting and retaining employees who work on UM’s behalf to achieve excellence as a student-centered, community engaged research University.  We will succeed by delivering innovative and effective Human Resources programs and services in the areas of:  Benefits, Payroll, Employee and Labor Relations, Compensation, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Staff Development, Reporting, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Employee Assistance Programs and Childcare. We support an engaged, fair and respectful work culture which recognizes and rewards the contributions and value of all employees and complies with employment policies, best practices and laws. 


Human Resources will collaborate with UMaine leaders and stakeholders to identify, hire, support and develop an enthusiastic, well qualified, and diverse faculty and staff who will advance the University’s mission of educating future leaders, leading the advance of science and technology through research, and serving as a steward for the best interest of society. 


Communication – We will maintain open and transparent communication regarding Human Resources policies and initiatives to foster a well-informed workforce.

Change – We will embrace change and use it to adapt our services and programs to meet the needs of those we serve.

Commitment – We will seek out the best and most balanced solutions through caring and thoughtful review of every challenge and opportunity we encounter.

Collaboration – We will collaborate in our work to leverage the knowledge and resources available both internal and external to Human Resources in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Integrity – We value and reward honesty and accountability, and foster an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect and confidentiality.

Diversity – We are dedicated to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, respecting each person’s dignity and promoting the value that diversity brings to the educational experience.