Human Resources


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) provides eligible employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. The information on this website is a summary of the benefits and services offered. Additional information about each of these benefits may be obtained from HR. In addition, you can contact a member of benefits at extension 2253 or via e-mail at Requests will be responded to within 2 business days.

For more information, click on the links to read more about our benefit plans. Unless otherwise noted, these benefits are effective on your date of hire or the date that you become eligible and are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact or contact the Benefits Team.

Complete details of the WHOI benefits plans are contained in the official governing Plan documents, Summary Plan Description (SPD), insurance contracts and/or policies. In the event of any discrepancy between the information on this website and any of the governing Plan documents, the Plan document will govern. In addition, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reserves the right to amend, curtail or terminate any benefit plan at any time.


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