Human Resources

Department Contact

Mary Shea
Executive Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive Director of Finance
Phone: 413-534-2000, Extension 1600  
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Important Resources

Quick Links

2023-24 Payroll Schedule


DESE Licensure

ESPYR Employee Assistance Program 

Educator Evaluation

ELAR Instructions

Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) and
Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs)

Note: The CBA shows the full agreement. When applicable, the MOA provides details about what changed since the last CBA. If a section is not included in the MOA, then the section in the CBA is most current.

Holyoke Teachers Association MOA, July 2022 - June 2025
SY24-25 Pilot Program, Letter to the HTA
HTA CBA, July 2019 - June 2022

Paraprofessionals MOA, July 2023 - June 2026
Paraprofessionals CBA, July 2020 - June 2023

Holyoke Educators Association MOA, July 2023 - June 2026
HEA CBA, July 2020 - June 2023

Holyoke Nurses Association, July 2018 - June 2021

Holyoke Therapists’ Association MOA, July 2022 - June 2025
Holyoke Therapists' Association CBA, June 2019 - June 2022

Holyoke Secretaries Association CBA, June 2017 - July 2020

HPS Custodians and Craftspeople MOA, July 2023 - June 2026
HPS Custodians and Craftspeople CBA, July 2017 - June 2020

Professional Compensation System

Video About Our Teacher Professional Compensation System

Our core Human Resources services and competencies include recruitment, hiring, onboarding, retention, employee relations, labor relations, employee development, risk management, performance management, compensation and benefits, Human Resource information management, and regulatory compliance.


Our Human Resource Department strives to provide high quality, customer driven human resource services that model equity, accelerate the district’s turnaround efforts, and elevate the quality of our employees. We are committed to delivering innovative human resource solutions that promote effective, systematic, and timely management of and equity in human resource functions allowing us to retain our highest performing staff.


By actively and positively engaging with employees, the Human Resource department is recognized as a trusted resource, partner, leader and innovator in support of HPS’s mission, vision, and employees. The Human Resource Team serves as a model of positivity and of an honest, trusting and accountable culture.

Our staff are here to assist

Sebastian Murphy

Human Resource Associate
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Extension 1502

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Maria Borras

Maria Borras

Human Resource Generalist
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Extension 1504

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