MIT and the MIT GSU have reached their first collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Officially ratified by the union’s members on September 22, the CBA is effective immediately and will change some of the ways we manage our graduate educational and research enterprise.

To implement some of the CBA’s requirements, we are issuing updated policies and housing these updates on this page. Please note that the information in the current Graduate Policies and Procedures (GPP) may not reflect such changes. 




  • GAP and New Appointment Letter Process Demos
  • Open Office Hours: GAP, Atlas, Leaves, and Appointment Letter Process

    Session #3: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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    • US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
    • Meeting ID: 943 6078 0076
    • Session #4 Friday, December 1, 2023 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Department Faculty and Staff Supervisor Trainings
    During these visits, members of the CBA implementation team will explain to your faculty, PIs, lecturers, instructors, and other department staff who supervise graduate students, what their new contractual obligations are and answer any questions. Please reach out to Elizabeth Hoy ( to schedule your session if you have not already.
  • DLCI Leadership + Staff Trainings
    A deeper dive into the MIT GSU – MIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and what it means for your department and the administration of your graduate programs. These sessions are complete. Slides can be found here (Touchstone authentication required.)

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