• Open Enrollment for 2017

    Open Enrollment is Oct 14 - Nov 15

    The time is approaching to make your benefit choices for 2017. Watch your home mailbox and work inbox for more information.

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  • guwellness 5k

    GUWellness 5k is Nov 4th

    Join Charles! Sign up to run/walk the GUWellness 5k. All proceeds go to benefit the American Heart Association.

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  • Darnall Hall

    Darnall Hall

    The HR/Benefits/Payroll Service Center is located on the second floor of Darnall Hall (M-31). The Service Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.

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  • New Hires

    New Hires

    Welcome to Georgetown! Newly hired benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and AAPs must attend a Benefits Orientation session prior to enrolling in benefits through GMS. Register to attend and learn when coverage will take effect.

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  • heartwalk

    Join TeamGU for Heart Walk

    Support the American Heart Association by walking with or supporting TeamGU on November 5th.

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Benefit resources 

Open Enrollment 

On Friday, October 14th, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff will have an Open Enrollment Change event in their GMS inbox. You must go to gms.georgetown.edu and log in using your NetID and Password, click on the cloud icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen to go to your inbox, click on the Open Enrollment Change event and follow the instructions.

Need step-by-step instuctions? Here they are.


Click on the dates on the event calendar for more information and to register.

  • Brown Bags with Charles DeSantis: 10/21, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
  • 1-1 Open Enrollment Assistance (15 minute appointments)
  • High Deductible Health Plan & Health Savings Account Live Webinars: 10/25 & 11/2
  • GUWellness Fairs: 10/20 (Night Fair), 10/28 (Wisconsin Ave), 11/1 (Law Center), 11/4 (Yates), 11/10 (Rockville)
    See calendar for details.
  • Understanding Life & Disability Insurance with MetLife: 11/7

Make your Open Enrollment elections on the go with GU Mobile!

Georgetown’s Mobile app is the University’s platform for delivering mobile services to it’s students, faculty and staff. In addition to checking when the next GUTS bus will arrive, perusing the University's events calendar and checking on menus for on-campus dining; you can now connect directly to Benefits information and GMS. Get more information and download the App today!


Hiring? Be aware of when benefits take effect!

Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, voluntary and supplemental life insurance benefits for those hired into a benefits-eligible position take effect on the first of the month following their date of hire, or eligibility, date. The only exception to this would be if an employee is hired on the first of the month, in those cases benefits would go into effect on that date. This applies to electable benefits only (the benefits you sign up for in GMS when you first become eligible or during open enrollment). Basic life insurance, basic AD&D, short term disability, long term disability, and retirement are effective on date of hire eligibility.


You may have noticed a request in your GMS Inbox asking you to validate and acknowledge your pay and employment. The new DC Wage Theft Prevention Act requires employers to provide you with certain information regarding your wages. Please review the information, click the box next to I Acknowledge, and click Submit.

Need help?

Contact the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits at:

(202) 687-2500

New Employees should attend a Benefits Orientation session prior to making benefits selections in GMS. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 9 am. Visit the New Employees section of our website for more information and to register.

Featured Resources 

Our Commitment to You: Choice, Access, Service

The Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits (OFSB) is a service-oriented team that provides the global Georgetown community and their families with benefits. We uphold the mission of Georgetown University by promoting a productive workforce, offering varied benefits choices, easy access to information, and excellent service in order to meet the individual needs of our community. By doing this, we believe in serving the whole person.
We will strive to: 

  • Maintain, create and enhance benefit plans that serve our community
  • Empower staff and faculty by seeking their input and honoring their needs
  • Deliver our programs with the highest level of service, fiscal responsibility and compliance using best practices
  • Educate our community about how to maximize benefits
  • Provide benefits that deliver physical, mental and financial wellness
  • Ensure delivery of quality benefits