Contact Human Resources

Contact Human Resources

MIT's Human Resources Department seeks to advance a vibrant and diverse work community where individuals thrive and contribute to MIT's excellence. Planning a visit or have a question for us? Find how to reach us below.

Campus Location

The MIT Human Resources Office is located on the 5th floor of Building NE49 (600 Technology Square) at the corner of Main and Portland streets. See location on a map.

NE49 Street Address
Building NE49-5000
600 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

NE49 Mailing Address
Building NE49-5000
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone 617-253-4251
Fax 617-258-8501

More about Human Resources

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to advance a vibrant and diverse work community where individuals thrive and contribute to MIT's excellence.

Our initiatives help create an environment where employees, faculty, students, and visitors are treated with dignity and respect. Fairness, individual development and recognition, teamwork, support for family and community -- all are hallmarks of MIT's workplace. We are committed to delivering programs and services that enhance the organization's culture and make MIT an employer of choice.

Specifically, we provide recruitment and training services and administer compensation and benefits for the Institute. We assist other departments in meeting their staffing goals, managing job performance, and interpreting policy. We also support employees and their supervisors in reconciling differences and reaching consensus in the promotion of effective working relationships.

Learn more about Human Resources by visiting our areas of service:

You may also locate programs and services through our "A-Z" index.

See an organization chart for Human Resources.

Employment and Income Verification

MIT employees and outside verifiers can find out how to request verification of employment and/or income by visiting this HR/Payroll site.

Where is my W2?

For current employees, the 2016 MIT electronic Form W-2 (eW-2) and instructions are available online through Atlas. (Select W-2s under About Me > Money Matters.) 

You can view, print, and save a copy of your eW-2 in PDF format.  An MIT web certificate is required to access Atlas. If needed, you may update your certificate online.  Home computers may be more likely to have expired certificates.  If you encounter any issues with accessing your W2 from your home computer, we recommend trying it again on your work computer.  For additional assistance, please contact the IS&T Service Desk (

Note: Only active employees and students can access eW-2s.  If you terminate employment or graduate from MIT prior to January 31, 2017, a paper form will be mailed to your address on file.

If you are unable to access your eW-2 and do not receive a paper Form W-2, or if you have questions about information on your Form W-2, please contact the HR/Payroll Service Center at or 617-253-4255. Helpful reference documentation is located under "Understand Paystubs, W-2 Forms, and Other Tax Forms" on the VPF website.

Email Human Resources

For the fastest response, please direct Human Resources questions and requests to the appropriate individual department (see Areas of Service, above). For example, if you have a question about your benefits, contact our Employee Benefits office.

General HR questions or comments may be directed to (DO NOT use this address to submit a résumé or to inquire about employment; you must apply through the Careers Across MIT website.) For payroll-related inquiries, contact the HR/Payroll Service Center at or 617-253-4255.

For on-campus recruiting and student employment, please contact the MIT Global Education & Career Development.