Offices and Programs
Below are the names of some helpful departments that you should know while working at GUMC. If you have any questions about any of them, please free to contact us. We also recommend that you explore our Frequently Asked Questions page for other questions related to onboarding.
The Department of Human Resources is committed to upholding Georgetown University’s reputation as a global leader in academics and research. The Human Resources department takes a proactive role in creating an environment that respects the whole person. As a strategic partner with the University community, they offer exemplary service and implement innovative solutions that enable the University to attract, retain, develop and reward a diverse, world-class workforce and empower employees to maximize their potential.
- HR related matters for faculty at Georgetown are managed by academic offices on each campus. OFAA serves as that office for GUMC, but there are still trainings, opportunities, and resources on the HR website that faculty should explore.
- Faculty are not permitted to particpate in the GU New Employee Orientation. This is different that the GU New Employee Benefits Orientation, which the university employed faculty must participate in (see Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits below).
Georgetown University's Faculty & Staff Assistance Program provides free, confidential counseling, consultation, and educational services to faculty, staff and their immediate family members. FSAP can assist with a variety of personal and work-related concerns, including mental health issues, workplace conflict, relationship problems, parenting stress, and substance abuse.
The program that is an equivalent resource for the students is Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). They host a number of group programs as well as individual sessions. Please keep this in mind as a resource for your students.
The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits (OFSB) is a service-oriented team that provides the global Georgetown community and their families with benefits. OFSB upholds the mission of Georgetown University by promoting a productive workforce, offering varied benefits choices, easy access to information, and excellent service in order to meet the individual needs of our community. By doing this, OFSB believes in serving the whole person.
Please note: All new, university employed faculty must participate in the New Employee Benefits Orientation hosted by OFSB. You can find the registration link on the OFSB page or Online Resources.
The office of Global Services team serves as a resource for schools, faculty, and administrators engaged globally and for international students and scholars here on campus. Our mission is to serve and support the Georgetown community in engaging a more open and connected world. This is a great office to help understand more effective teaching methods and resources to use with international students.
At GUWellness, the core group of staff members work hard developing resources, promoting events, and evaluating tools to help our employees take charge of their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. They aim to integrate a philosophy of wellness into every aspect of working at Georgetown, creating a culture that supports and nurtures both individuals and the collective.
MBSR is an evidence-based eight week course that teaches participants skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, and enhance day-to-day well-being. Created in the late 1970’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, MBSR has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions reduce stress, pain, anxiety and other symptoms, and improve their quality of life. This course consists of eight two and a half hour weekly classes (Note: first class is 3 hours, and last class is 3.5 hours) and one day-long (7 hour) retreat on a weekend.
Hoya Kids Learning Center is established to meet the needs of the children of University faculty, staff, and students, and to help Georgetown University parents better balance work and family responsibilities. The Learning Center is a key component of the University’s commitment to weave family needs into the fabric of the University community and its educational mission. Through access to excellent child care, the University integrates its educational and scholarly missions, as well as the program and activities of the Center, as appropriate. The Center provides an atmosphere in which children can thrive as part of the Georgetown family. The Center provides the highest quality child care possible and ensure an optimal environment for each child.
The Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance is developing the next generation of leaders in medicine and law to work together to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty. The Health Justice Alliance brings together Georgetown University Medical Center faculty, clinicians, other health care professionals, and students with Georgetown University Law Center students, faculty, and policy experts to engage in service, interprofessional education, advocacy, and research in pursuit of health, justice, and racial equity. The School of Medicine also just launched a Health Justice Scholar Track to support this initiative.
OEM's mission is to establish and maintain a foresight capability that considers a broad spectrum of plausible outcomes to help inform decision making under uncertain conditions such natural disasters, acts of violence, terrorism, cyber attacks, and infectious disease. You can sign up and learn more about Hoya Alert, Inclement Weather, and other Emergency Preparedness for Georgetown University on their office website.