Employees meeting

New Employees


We are excited you have joined our talent team of diverse staff at the George Washington University! For your first day, you will attend new employee orientation to learn about GW resources and our university community and culture. Resources below will help you prepare for orientation and learn about the requirements of your first days and months at the university. We look forward to helping you set the foundation for your successful GW career!

Your GW Career Starts Here

 Kogan Plaza Gate

New Employee Orientation

GW’s New Employee Orientation is an introduction to the university community and the many resources available to its employees. The session addresses key questions as you begin your role and includes a welcome video from President LeBlanc, a True Colors engagement activity, and insight into what it means to "Raise High" at GW. 

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Benefits, Perks, and Pay

In addition to your compensation, GW offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health care coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, a voluntary retirement program, education benefits, life insurance, special discounts and perks, and a variety of work-life benefits. Information about your benefits as well as payroll procedures are covered in a weekly webinar for new employees on Wednesdays. Additional information can also be found on the Benefits website and the Payroll website.

Employee Welcome Letter from Dale McLeod

Kogan Plaza in Spring


I am pleased you chose the George Washington University as part of your career journey. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, our university offers a unique experience. Our mission and strategic initiatives guide our work and contribute to our sense of community.

During your time at GW, I hope you see and explore ways to contribute to the university community and create warm and welcoming environment for all. As a new member of our GW community, strive to foster and maintain a commitment to service, engagement, belonging, and respect in your everyday interactions. Your contributions to our community -- our students, faculty, alumni, parents, staff, neighbors, and others we serve -- enhance our institution as a whole. We are “Proud to be GW,” and the combined efforts of each individual make our university a great place to learn, live, and work.


Dale A. McLeod

Interim Vice President for Human Resource Management and Development

Define Your Career Path

GW Career Path Promo


GW is committed to helping you pursue excellence by providing you with the tools and resources necessary to reach your full potential. The Career Path Program is designed to be your personal roadmap to career progression at GW. Career Path allows you to find the GW position you aspire to and to map out a path to reach your goals. Rather than confining your goals to your current school or division, this program makes it easy to find and compare similar job opportunities throughout the university.