Staff Directory

Employee and Labor Relations

Our office is responsible for creating, administering and interpreting MIT's personnel policies, and for training on HR policies and practices. We help to prevent and resolve workplace problems, and we work to ensure the Institute's compliance with legal requirements affecting employment.

Human Resources Officers (HROs) are assigned to the DLCs and are both an employee's and a DLC's primary contact for employment-related issues, both union and non-union.

The Office of Labor Relations is responsible for labor relations strategy and interpretation for the entire Institute. Working with contacts in the DLCs, it negotiates, interprets and administers five collective bargaining agreements at MIT: the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) – campus; SEIU - Lincoln Laboratory; the Research, Development, and Technical Employees' Union (RDTEU, campus and Lincoln); the Lincoln Laboratory Security Officers' Independent Union (SOIU); and the Campus Police Association (CPA).'s picture

Ahsan Ali

Manager, Labor Relations


(617) 715-2473's picture

Emily Falkenstein

Senior Human Resources Assistant


(617) 452-2990


Ellen McClintock

Labor Relations Specialist


(617) 253-4274's picture

Lianne Shields

Director of Employee and Labor Relations


(617) 253-8381's picture

Shawn Smith

Assistant Manager, Labor Relations Facilities


(617) 253-1714


Mariucy Tejada

Senior Human Resources Assistant


(617) 253-6231


Mary Tobin

Manager, Administrative Info Services


(617) 253-1372