New Employees

Allegany College of Maryland welcomes you as a member of our team. We are an institution committed to achieving excellence. We believe strongly that the achievement of the institution's goals is dependent upon maintaining the excellence of our employees and the supportive environment that ACM provides for them.

We know that beginning a new job can be an overwhelming experience. We have the Employee Handbook available for all new employees. This guidebook is simply meant to provide a generalized overview of college procedures and services that may seem new and overwhelming at first. Some jobs may require more in-depth training or orientation in specific areas. Your individual supervisor and mentor can provide additional guidance tailored to your specific setting.


Before Your Start Date

The Human Resources office is available to help you with any of your paperwork and can answer any questions you may have. Once HR confirms your hire with your supervisor, an HR Team member will contact you with a welcome message. This welcome message will contain directions for starting the onboarding process and important information about your new role. Please complete and return your new hire paperwork prior to your first day. Once your new hire paperwork has been submitted to HR, you will receive an employment contract to review and sign. 

Contact the Human Resources office with any questions by email or phone:

Will Giles  (301) 784-5159

New Employee Mentor
Full-time employees will be assigned a mentor to provide guidance and support through the first six months of employment.  Full-time Faculty members will be assigned a fellow faculty member, and full-time staff will be assigned a mentor for Associate or Professional Staff. During your first meeting with your mentor, you will tour the campus and have lunch while learning about ACM and the opportunities available to Faculty and Staff. New employee mentors acts as a point of contact outside of your home department who will help you get acclimated to ACM. Your mentor will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding campus culture, departments, people, and services. 



First Day of Employment

Arriving on Campus
Parking is available in Lot 1, in any available space not designated as "Staff Parking".  Once you receive a "Staff Parking" pass you may park in any of the spaces marked with black paint and designated "Staff Parking."  A campus map can be found here.

Work Schedule

Your supervisor will discuss your work schedule with you prior to your first day. College business hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday and 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday in the summer.

First Day Schedule

On your first day, report to Human Resources, College Center Room 168, to discuss benefits and complete any remaining paperwork.  You may view the Benefits Guide for more information.



First Few Weeks

Cumberland Campus Dining
Most office areas have a break room with refrigerator and microwaves for food storage and re-heating.  You may also dine at the Cafeteria located in the College Center, ran by Metz Culinary Management.  Additional information and menu can be viewed at the Metz Culinary Cafe Website.

For off campus dining, visit the Culinaire Café at the Gateway Center for a meal prepared by ACM Culinary students. 

Training and Orientation

Your supervisor is responsible for making sure you have the proper computer access, office space, equipment, etc.  Your supervisor will ensure you receive the proper training for your new position.  Your mentor will contact you to answer any questions your first few weeks of employment.  You may also contact the Human Resources office with any questions regarding pay and benefits.


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