New Employees


Welcome to Mount St. James! We are thrilled to have you joining us as a part of the Holy Cross community.

Campus Map & Key Locations

Check out all the spots on the Hill!

  • #41 - Human Resources is located in Smith 101 next to Memorial Plaza
  • #34 - Hogan Campus Center has dining options, convenience/bookstores, ATMs
  • #29 - Department of Public Safety and the Jo Athletic Complex.

Download Zoom Backgrounds

Here you will find options of the many locations across Holy Cross' campus that can be used as a virtual Zoom background. 

Get to know your benefits

Getting Started

Below you will find critical information to help you complete your onboarding process! We will introduce you to your HR Self-Service platform which will serve as an important resource for you as a Holy Cross employee.

Access your HR Self-Service here or under Employee Resources on the Faculty and Staff page.

Let’s Begin! Open the Onboarding Guide to complete your required HR Self-Service data entry. Please note, the completion of these steps are critical to setting up your pay, benefits, and access.

The following requirements should be completed:

  • Network & Gmail Passphrase Reset
  • Personal Details Tile - including Form I9 information, Emergency Contact Information, Address Verification and EEOC Data. Required I9 documents to present to HR during your first three days of employment can be found here.
  • Benefits Tile - including dependent/beneficiary information
    • If you are benefits eligible, benefits begin on the first day of the month following your hire date. If you are starting on the first day of the month
  • My Emergency Notify - this will text/call you in the case of inclement weather or any other safety concerns/ emergencies on campus
  • Payroll & Compensation Tile - including your direct deposit and W4 information. Please note, you will not be able to complete the Payroll & Compensation tile until your first official day of employment.
  • My To-Do’s Tile - including confidentiality agreement, information security, employee handbook, and PFML acknowledgements, and your Required Harassment Prevention training.

Final Steps

  • Pick-up your HCID at the Department of Public Safety if you have not already done so with your manager
  • Confirm a time with your HR representative to complete your I9 verification and go over any outstanding questions. Acceptable I9 documents can be found here.
  • Check out what campus has to offer! Here you will find some of the campus amenities and perks you have access to as a HC employee!
  • Explore our benefits! If you are benefits eligible, attend a benefits orientation as soon as possible. A member of our benefits team will be sending you a google invitation.
  • New Hire Benefits Orientations are held weekly on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in-person at Smith 101.