Getting Started at UMBC

New Employee Resources

Benefits:  Review information about the benefits available to you including health, prescription, dental, life, LTD and LTC insurances, retirement, leave, and holidays.

Payroll: Information on UMBC payroll including direct deposit, W-4, savings bonds, and credit union/banking.

Tuition Remission:  Tuition benefits for you and your eligible family members.

Rights & Responsibilities:  Important information about policies, procedures, performance management, collective bargaining, and shared governance.

Computing Services: Detailed steps on how to obtain a UMBC user ID, set up PeopleSoft access, and set up email and Blackboard accounts.

Campus Card: Outlines detailed information on how to obtain and use your Campus ID for entrance to sporting events; to check out library materials and to pay for meals.

Parking & Transit: Information about obtaining a parking permit, parking lots and other available transit services (shuttle bus, MTA schedule, etc.).

UMBC Wellness Initiative:  Learn about UMBC’s wellness programs. Find information about services and resources.

Health & Safety

UMBC Police:  Highlights details about UMBC’s Police force and crime prevention.

Emergency Preparedness @ UMBC: Emergency preparedness information for the UMBC campus including Emergency Reponse Plan, training, and alert system.

Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for People with Disabilities: Information on evacuation and emergency preparedness for people with disabilities.

Environmental Health & Safety: Review information on UMBC safety programs, fire protection programs, injury investigation, and removal and repair of safety/health hazards.

Kognito ( provides a suite of online training programs for faculty, staff and students to practice having difficult conversations.  The “at-risk” program is an online game-based simulation with virtual students. Faculty and staff sharpen their skills in recognizing signs of psychological distress, addressing ways to approach students, and discovering ways to support and refer students to mental health services on campus.

Campus Services

Financial Services: Forms and information on operations and procedures such as travel, petty cash, bursar, accounts payable, general accounting, grant accounting, budget, etc.

Facilities Management: An overview of services provided including information on how to report a maintenance problem and arrange for repair or construction services.

Procurement: The people to contact for information on ordering supplies, equipment, and contractual services.


Campus Communications: Learn about various sources for campus news and announcements.

Event Calendars: Learn about events and activities on campus.

Telecommunications: Provides an overview of telephone and voicemail services.

Professional Development

Workplace Learning, OD & Wellness: Information on workshops, e-learning, required training for all new employees, and campus learning resources.

Other Campus Resources

Dining on Campus: Learn about food service options, hours, and menus.

The Commons: A gathering place for the campus community including the Bookstore, dining areas, convenience store, game room, Flat Tuesdays, PNC Bank, and various offices and services.

Athletics:  Learn more about the Retriever Activities Center (RAC) and UMBC sporting events.

Bookstore: for your official UMBC Merchandise, Course Material adoptions, supplies, regalia, notary needs or to visit the Yum Shoppe, the campus convenience store with more.

Library:  Check out the resources and services available to UMBC faculty and staff.

Mail Services: Purchase stamps, mail letters and packages.  A variety of United States Postal Services are available.

Event & Conference Services: Information on event planning and scheduling.

Make UMBC Yours: Explore virtual campus engagement opportunities

Campus Tours: Undergraduate Admissions welcomes new employees to register to join any of the campus tours offered for new/prospective students.