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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar.pdf UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between an observance and scheduled meetings and events.  State and federal law require that we make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of employees. The law also allows that such accommodations honor the primacy of our commitment to patient care and business needs, and not unduly burden other employees or disproportionately affect the religious observer.  This Interfaith Observer Planning Calendar lists major religious holidays, but does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. It is intended to encourage consideration of these days of observance when scheduling meetings and events.

Please see the PDF of interfaith observances for inclusive planning purposes.

For further information on other religious holidays observed by our employees and patients, please consult the Interfaith Calendar website.  

Holiday Celebration Guidelines

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Diversity Calendar

Events Oct 22 to Nov 18 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019

    In Our Own Voice - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    NAMI Massachusetts is a state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with mental health conditions and their families NAMI Massachusetts works tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support groups for people in our community who are impacted by mental health and substance use conditions
    In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a powerful presentation that aims t ...
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    A retirement planning webinar series exclusively for Massachusetts State Employees!

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join us for our next retirement webinar with a presentation by the Massachusetts State Retirement Board.
    Your MSERS pension benefit such as: membership and creditable service, retirement options, survivor benefits, how to calculate your benefits and much more.
    This webinar will also be displayed in Amphitheater III, S6-102, for those employees that would like to view it in the Amphitheater.
    Register Online at:
    If you have que ...
  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    Spread Kindness -Civility in Action - Making a Difference at UMASS

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Stop by the South Street Cafeteria between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and take 2 apples or candy – One to Share and One for You!
    Come and learn what the Civility Sub-Committee is all about.
    The Civility Committee provides opportunities for the medical school community to learn about, understand and engage in civility and supporting human dignity. We promote an organizational climate where all university employees, students, visitors and volunteers feel safe, respected and supported in the medical schoo ...
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