Welcome to the Harvard Medical School New Employee Portal

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Welcome to Harvard Medical School! As a new employee to Harvard Medical School and the University, we  want to help you acclimate to your new role and environment. This New Employee Portal was designed to help you on-board successfully and at your own pace. We recommend that you read all of the information provided to you. If you need any help, please feel free to contact your Recruiter and/or HR Coordinator. Click here for a list of contacts within the HMS Human Resources office.

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu in advance of your participation.

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Advancing Our Collective Mission with George Q. Daley

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As you learn about your new environment, it will become apparent that those who work at HMS feel it is a special place. Click on the video below to hear about some of its unique qualities.

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Symbol Notes: As you navigate through each section, keep your eye out for the symbols below

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This symbol indicates that this section of the site is password protected with a Harvard Key. You will not be able to access this section until you have an ID number and Key.

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About HMSLearn about Harvard Medical School, its history and accomplishments, Community Values, the School’s mission and Core Commitments, the Human Resources Virtual Front Desk, and find other helpful information.  Star- printable version image


LearnBefore You Start about the critical steps you will need to take before you start. These include completing your I-9, having a conversation with your hiring manager about first day details, learning how to commute to the area with maps, directions, and other resources, and learning when you’ll receive your first paycheck. Star- printable version image


Read aboutYour First Days the access you’ll need within your first day/week. This includes: getting your Harvard ID card, obtaining your HarvardKey and HMS ID, setting up your Outlook email account, working with IT to set up your computer, reviewing the HMS Security Information info and reading important Harvard policies. Star- printable version image


Your First Three Months
Learn about the 90 day Orientation and Review period,  upcoming social events, problem resolution, Harvard’s EAP, sustainability@harvard, and managing at Harvard. Star- printable version image


Learn abouYour First Yeart the Center for Workplace Development, Lynda.com, self-directed career development, performance management, computer training, and Harvard Manage Mentor. Star- printable version image



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