Human Resources


Congratulations as you start thinking about making this exciting transition!

If you are a Defined Benefit Plan (DP Plan) member, please contact the new Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Defined Benefit Service Center whenever you have any requests or questions about your pension benefit.

Services Center Phone: Internally (508) 289-3760 or 1-844-456-0037

Services Center Email:

Fax: 1-844-733-5315

Office Hours*:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* When you reach the WHOI Defined Benefit Services Center you will be asked to leave a message.  Please be prepared to enter your identifying information at the prompts along with options the best day and time and phone number you can be reached at. Your call will be returned within 24 business hours. 

If you need to mail forms to the WHOI Defined Benefit Service Center, they have a centralized group that handles all forms.  The mailing address is: 

Mail: P.O. Box 5949, Hopkins, MN 55343-5892

We know that you will find the WHOI Defined Benefit Service Center helpful and knowledgeable about our Pension Plan.  


It is important to keep a record of your beneficiary designations and to update them whenever your circumstances change. Keep a copy of all beneficiary designations and review them periodically. You may change your beneficiary designations at any time.  For more information on how to update your beneficiary information, please click here.

Last updated: December 29, 2016