Announcement: Attracting and Retaining a World-Class Workforce


Dear Members of the Georgetown Community:
I am writing to update you on our continued efforts to modernize the tools and systems we use to recruit, retain and develop a talented workforce for Georgetown University.
In our effort to continue to ensure a world-class community of staff and AAP, the University strives to provide its employees with access to a wide range of resources, benefits, and opportunities.
Consistent with this commitment, we recently launched Georgetown Works, a central website showcasing the suite of benefitsprofessional development and University community involvement opportunities that help define the employee experience at Georgetown.

To enhance and modernize our recruiting process for vacant positions, we created a new recruiting module in the Georgetown Management System (GMS). GMS Recruiting today is a modern, mobile-enabled website that allows applicants to easily search and apply for jobs and allows recruiters to better track and communicate with applicants. This new tool also assists managers and the University in complying with federal regulations.

The next step in our modernization efforts is a new classification structure for all staff and AAP positions, coming in August.  The new structure reflects the University’s commitment to transparency, consistency, and competitiveness by properly aligning the University’s staff and AAP positions with the appropriate labor market.  The consistency and clarity of the new program will enable the University to ensure that similar job functions across the University have similar job titles and grades. It will better enable employees to chart their career paths to maximize their potential. This new structure will not affect the duties, reporting relationships, or salary of any staff or AAP employee.

We know that you may have questions regarding the new classification structure. To better familiarize you with its benefits, policies, and procedures, the Department of Human Resources will be offering several upcoming staff information sessions, and we will provide post-implementation training and information across the University to discuss the new structure and address any questions you may have.  Staff information sessions are currently scheduled for: 

July 24th – Law Center: McDonough Rm 202 / 9 -10:30am / 1- 2:30pm / 3 – 4:30pm
July 25th – Main Campus: ICC Auditorium / 9 – 10:30am / 1 – 2:30pm / 3 – 4:30pm
July 26th – Med. Center: New Research Building Auditorium/ 9 – 10:30am / 12:30 -2p
July 26th – Main Campus: Reiss Science Building, Rm 103 / 3 – 4:30pm

Reminder announcements about the scheduled information sessions will be sent out at a later date.
In addition, prior to implementation, a list of FAQs will be posted on the Department of Human Resources’ webpage to help answer any additional questions, and all staff and AAP employees will be mailed an individual notification of their grade and job profile in this new system from the Department of Human Resources.
A final change that has been made to help improve the employee experience at Georgetown has been the recent consolidation of campus Human Resources Contacts (“HRC”).  The HRCs will receive more robust and targeted training to better serve the business process needs of campus hiring managers and departments.  The list of HRCs by campus can be found here, or you can find your HRC by logging into GMS and clicking on the “HR Contact” button at the top left side of your home page.   
Supporting growth is how we encourage great people to call Georgetown home. We look forward to working together to ensure the success of our community.
I also invite you to visit the Human Resources website and/or the Georgetown Works websites to find additional helpful information regarding this program.
Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (202) 687-2500.
Brenda Richardson Malone, Vice President for Human Resources