HR Direct

Job Aids & Training

The HR Direct application provides self-service functionality to faculty, staff, and student employees. To guarantee the best use of this application, we have put together different learning tools to get you familiarized. These tools include customized video demonstrations, interactive web tutorials (UPK), and printable job aids.

About UMass Productivity Kit

This is an interactive online training tool that will allow you to learn how to use the e*mpac application from your desktop. These learning tools will be available 24 hours per day and can be viewed from work or home. They will include video demonstrations,  printable job aids, and interactive web tutorials through the UMass Productivity Kit (UPK). Learn more about UPK!

UPK Do It! Mode

With Do It! mode, you are guided through a task while you perform it in the live application. This unique mode makes it possible for you to accomplish real work while you learn. The following job aid will show you the basics about using UPK Do It! Mode.