Georgetown University New Employee Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to Georgetown University! As a new employee you will have many opportunities to contribute to the University’s mission of education and research while enhancing your career.

The next session will be held from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Healey Family Student Center on the main campus.

NEO is the university-wide orientation session coordinated by the Department of Human Resources for all new staff. The session is interactive, informative and designed to help you begin a satisfying work-life experience at Georgetown. You will meet other new employees and have the opportunity to share your experiences. Some topics covered at the NEO include: resources and services for employees; the university's, history, culture, and traditions; business requirements, compliance, and ethics; safety and emergency guidelines; family resources; and work life programs.

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You will need to make certain benefit elections within 60 calendar days of your first day at Georgetown. If you do not, your next opportunity to enroll will be during Open Enrollment (held each fall) and benefits will not become effective until the next calendar year. Employees are encouraged to attend a Benefits Orientation session prior to making elections in GMS. Register online using your Georgetown email address at

For more information, effective dates, and eligibility please visit the Office of Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Self-Identification of Personal Information
As a new employee you will be asked to complete a number of tasks in the Georgetown Management System (GMS) as part of your on-boarding process. You will be asked to self-identify your personal demographic information which includes race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and veteran status. As a federal contractor, Georgetown University is subject to government recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and is required to solicit this information. The information obtained will be kept confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. For more information on the university’s federal obligations and various definitions, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action’s (IDEAA) website. For instructions on how to self-identify in GMS, please refer to the GMS On-boarding Guide.

This is a unique identifier used for email and other electronic services. You can find your NetID by visiting the Georgetown University Directory at and entering your name.

This is Georgetown University's official employee identification card. When your NetID is activated, go to the GOCard Office (located in Darnall Hall) to receive a card. This card allows access to the Georgetown University Transportation System (GUTS) and the library. It will also regulate access to restricted buildings and offices. The card may be used as a campus debit card and to make purchases on campus. . Employees may elect to enroll in the GOCard Direct Deposit Program and receive a 1% bonus deposit for every payroll deposit. For more information visit

University Information Service (UIS) New Employees Orientation
UIS offers basic computing courses specifically for new employees to learn how to gain access to the University's network and email. Online courses are approximately 2 hours.
The weblink for additional information is

Welcome to the Georgetown University community!
Georgetown University Department of Human Resources

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

Healey Family Student Center - Herman Room Tondorf Road, Washington, DC



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