Eligible Positions for Reimbursement:
Full-time Faculty, Non-Unit Professional positions at the Director level and above, and Unit Professional positions.

Reimbursement Level:
The college will reimburse up to $500 to cover cost for the first interview and additional $300 to cover cost for second interview. The total cost should not exceed the amount of $800 per candidate. (See guidelines below.)

  • Travel: Air or ground transportation including tolls and parking. (Personal auto rate at .555 cents per mile.)
  • Hotel: Generally one overnight at *Homewood Suites, Country Inn & Suites, or Candlewood Suites (see below for contact information) or equivalent amount toward lodging of the candidate's choice.
  • Transportation: Car rental or equivalent transportation.
  • Meal Allowance: A daily total of $40.00 (State allowance).

The candidate will provide original receipts and/or documentation of mileage ( printout) to the Office of Human Resources. Also, the State requires the candidate to fill out a W-9 form and submit with original receipts. The College will then reimburse the candidate as outlined above.

Policy in Relocation Costs:
Except for the position of President, Holyoke Community College will generally not pay relocation costs for new employees. The President may recommend to the Board of Trustee, under very special circumstances, an exception to this policy.

*Hotel Contact Information:
Homewood Suites (Hilton), 375 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA 413.532.3100
Country Inn & Suites, 1 Country Club Road, Holyoke, MA 413.533.2100
Candlewood Suites, 572 Riverdale Road, West Springfield, MA 413.739.1122                 

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For all employees at the College, Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day are regular workdays. Individuals who wish to take those days off must request to use personal leave, vacation, or previously earned compensatory time. 

Non-benefited employees including non-benefited MCCC professional staff are expected to report to work and be paid as usual. Any request for time off requires prior approval and if a non-benefited MCCC professional has all purpose leave available, it may be used.

New Year's Day (January 1) Jan. 1, Sunday
Martin Luther King Day (Third Monday in January) Jan. 16, Monday
Washington's Birthday (Third Monday in February) Feb. 20, Monday
Patriot's Day (Third Monday in April) April 17, Monday
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) May 29, Monday
Independence Day (July 4) July 4, Tuesday
Labor Day (First Monday in September) Sept. 4, Monday
Columbus Day (Second Monday in October) Oct. 9, Monday
Veterans' Day (November 11) Nov. 11, Saturday
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November) Nov. 23, Thursday
Christmas Day (December 25) Dec. 25, Monday