Staff Directory

Employee and Labor Relations and Compliance

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).

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Ahsan Ali

Manager, Labor Relations

NE49-5000

ahsanali@mit.edu

(617) 715-2473

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Emily Falkenstein

Senior Administrative Assistant

NE49-5000

efalken@mit.edu

(617) 452-2990

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Alice Knipfing

HR Coordinator

NE49-5000

knipfing@mit.edu

(617) 253-6237

 

Ellen McClintock

Labor Relations Specialist

NE49-5000

ellenmcc@mit.edu

(617) 253-4274

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Lianne Shields

Director of Employee and Labor Relations

NE49-5000

lshields@mit.edu

(617) 253-8381

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Shawn Smith

Assistant Manager, Labor Relations Facilities

NW23-100

sjsmith@mit.edu

(617) 253-1714

 

Mariucy Tejada

Senior Human Resources Assistant

NE49-5000

mariucy@mit.edu

(617) 253-6231

 

Mary Tobin

Manager, Administrative Info Services

NW23-100

mtobin@mit.edu

(617) 253-1372