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Here at GW, our community includes individuals of many unique backgrounds whose contributions build the momentum that makes GW a great university and a great place to work. We strive to build a strong sense of community that supports excellence across our academic programs and campuses.

We want working at GW to be an experience that gives each individual the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Here in Human Resources, we aim to attract talented people who connect to and support our mission of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement.

GW Values

GW Values

Learn more about what makes our community unique

Human Resources Strategic Plan

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We aspire to develop a diverse and engaged workforce to lead GW to excellence. Our strategic plan includes information on our goals, focus areas, and current initiatives.

View the full Human Resources Strategic Plan (PDF).

Our Mission

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The mission of Human Resources is:

  • to serve as an effective partner by providing efficient and solution-focused services for faculty, staff, and students.
  • dedicated to attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce.
  • to support the university’s mission of fostering excellence in teaching and research.

Our Guiding Principles

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Solution-Oriented Service Teamwork Integrity
  • Use critical thinking to identify potential solutions
  • Be flexible, agile, resources, and innovative
  • Align service to mission/vision/goals of client organization
  • Take accountability for outcomes
  • Identify ways to be of assistance to others
  • Embody collaboration and communicate clearly
  • Align actions to maximize the quality of service delivery
  • Provide data, metrics, resources to facilitate transparency
  • Share opportunities for improvement
  • Be dependable, respectful, and trustworthy
  • Provide responsible stewardship of university resources
  • Embody GW values


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  Expediency   Have Fun  
  • Prioritize efficiency
  • Resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Maintain a collegial environment
  • Get to know colleagues
  • Strive to maintain a work-life balance
  • Show appreciation to colleagues