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Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides programs and services in recruitment, benefits, compensation, policies and procedures, professional development, and other employee-related issues that support Washington College’s employees and its academic mission.

Along with administration, we strive to create a supportive work environment that will help us attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce. Our core values that are woven into every aspect of human resources management include customer service, integrity, communication, continuous improvement, and teamwork.



Upcoming Events

Human Resources News

  • This policy has been updated to include Vehicle Damage. 
  • This form as been updated to include Health Coverage Options, Policies acknowledgement and lines for user to initial each item.
  • Based on a recommendation made by the college’s auditors to better reconcile the benefits we provide to employees with vendor records, effective July 1, 2014, certain benefit deductions will change from 26 pays to 24 pays.  This change will enable more timely and accurate budget reconciliations and will provide 2 pays each year (for those two months that contain 3 paydays) without deductions for certain benefits.  

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  • To streamline the on-boarding and exit process for employees, the Office of Human Resources has made some changes to these procedures. 

  • Washington College is proud to announce that we will be joining the Maryland Community Development Administration’s newest home ownership initiative, House Keys 4 Employees (HK4E). Click here to read about this exciting program.
  • If there are employees that are no longer working for your department, please complete a Personnel Change Form to terminate their employment.
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Suggestions, Comments & Questions

We want to hear from you! Submit a suggestion, comment or question to let us know how we can better serve our employees. 

Visit Our Office

Office Hours: 
8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Office Location:
500 Washington Avenue 
Chestertown, MD 21620
(Next to Rita’s Water Ice) 

Contact hr

Mailing Address:

Washington College
Attn: Office of Human Resources
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620

Phone: 410.778.7298
Fax: 410.778.7254


Benefits: benefits@washcoll.edu

Payroll: payroll@washcoll.edu

Employment: employment@washcoll.edu

HR Quicklinks

Staff Council

HR Web & Portal Guide

Consensus Search Committee Portal

HR Connection Employee Benefits Portal

New Employee Paypack (Faculty and Staff)

Change of Address Form

Staff Directory



Our Top 3 Questions

  • Where is Human Resources?

    We are located on Washington Avenue, across the street from the Citgo gas station and right next to Rita’s Italian Ice.


  • How do I access my benefits?

    Everything you need to know about benefits can be accessed through the benefits portal.

  • What is a Paypack?

    A Paypack is a packet of forms that all new employees must complete in order to work for and be paid by Washington College. 

    • Student paypacks can be found here.
    • New employees paypacks can be found here.


    Please note that human resources staff is legally unable to aid in completion of tax forms.

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