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Employee Benefits

The UMass Lowell Benefits Team wants you to understand the wide array of plans, benefits and discounts available to you as a member of the university community. To help you navigate our site, we've grouped benefits-related information into convenient categories.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was passed into law on March 18, extends certain additional benefits to employees including paid sick leave for COVID-19 related illness and expanded family and medical leave coverage to address the lack of childcare due to COVID-19. The provisions of FFCRA will apply from April 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. 

Please see the FFCRA Informational Poster (pdf)  provided by the Department of Labor and the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) prepared in collaboration with HR colleagues across the UMass system.

Employees with questions about the act as it pertains to their personal situations should contact or at 978-934-3557.