Before Your First Day

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Timeline Checklist: Before Your First Day

Complete your new hire paperwork

The HR coordinator will be in touch with you to set up a time for you to come in prior to your start date to complete necessary paperwork. Please try to be available for this important appointment; attending will help to ensure that you get up and running on HMS systems as soon as possible.

Plan your commute

You probably made your way to your new office during the interviewing process, but now that you'll be coming here regularly it's a good time to check to make sure you've found the best way to get here.

Maps, Directions, and Commuting Assistance - Main Campus

Parking at the Main Campus

You will not be able to get an official parking pass until you have your Harvard ID. For your first few days of work, if you are planning on getting a parking pass, with the approval of your department it is possible to get temporary access to parking until you receive your Harvard ID #.

Maps, Directions, and Commuting Assistance - Off Quad Office

Learn About the Area

An interactive map of the Longwood Medical Area showing the locations of banks, pharmacies, restaurants, and other amenities is available at: http://map.masco.org/.

Get ready for New Employee Orientation and the Harvard Longwood Campus Community Event

At HMS, New Employee Orientation has two main components: a session in Cambridge that happens on Mondays from 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., and a Harvard Longwood Campus Community Event. The HR coordinator will provide you with information and details about registering for these events. Make sure that your manager is apprised of the dates you will be attending.

Talk with your manager

Communication is critical during this initial period. Make sure you know when, where, and to whom to report on your first day. If your scheduled start date changes from the one listed on your offer letter, please notify the HR coordinator immediately.

Find out when you'll get your first paycheck

Most HMS administrative and support staff are paid on a biweekly schedule. Click here for a biweekly paycheck calendar for 2014. It is color coded; the squares marked "$" are the payday for the pay period of the same color.

 

 

Transit Gallery

 

Before They Were Heroes:  Sus Ito's WWII Images.  An exhibit of Susumu "Sus" Ito's photographs taken while on duty during World War II, Before They Were Heroes offers a rare and breathtaking look at the daily lives of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the celebrated all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.  These photographs will be on display in the Transit Gallery May 3 - June 26, 2017
 

Please join us for an opening event on Thursday, May 18th from 4:30p-5:30p in the Waterhouse Room in Gordon Hall, with Dr. Elio Raviola, Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School; Dr. James T. McIlwain, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, Brown University; Dr. Paul Y. Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; Margie Yamamoto, co-president of the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. 

 

A reception will follow in the Transit Gallery.

 

Transit Gallery events are sponsored by the HMS Office of Human Resources.  Contact Tania Rodriguez with any questions (tania_rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu).