UMPSA Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association Orono, Presque Isle, Machias, Augusta, Fort Kent, Portland, Farmington


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my options regarding joining/not joining UMPSA?

As a condition of employment, all employees must choose one of the following three options: 1) membership in UMPSA;  2) payment to UMPSA of representation fee; 3) exclusion from the first two options.

The first option, membership, provides full benefits and free representation.  The second option provides free representation only and costs approximately 90% of the regular membership.  With the third option you do not have to pay any dues or representation fees, however, you must pay UMPSA an hourly fee if you need representation.

What does membership cost?

For employees earning $42,430 or more, the monthly dues are $58.59
For employees earning less than $42,430 the monthly dues are $30.50

2021-2022 Dues Schedule

What is the strongest argument for becoming a member of UMPSA?

Simple.  Every important aspect of your job is negotiated by UMPSA.  Wages, healthcare, annual and sick leave, retirement plan, tuition waiver and working conditions all have to be negotiated and approved by UMPSA members.  Isn’t it in your own best interests, and the interests of your family, to have the strongest union possible fighting on your behalf?  The more members we have the more influence we have in negotiations with UMS.  Join your colleagues and join UMPSA today!

2021-2022 Membership Enrollment Application

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Quick Links

Current Contract

2021-2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement (pdf)

2022 UMPSA / UMS Remote Work MOU and Guidelines (Appendix F in the above CBA) (pdf)

Join Our Union

2021-2022 Enrollment Application

2021-2022 Dues Schedule


UMPSA UMS Booster MOU - December 2021 (download)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (download)

Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (download)