New Employees: Your First Year

This check list/guide of resources was created to help support you with your on-boarding experience. We hope this guide helps you become a connected, productive, and thriving member or the Center's community. Note: Some links in these sections are password protected or can only be accessed within the Martinos Center Intranet. You will have access to these links after your start date.


1. The Center's Mission, Vision, Core Values statements and our Strategic Map guide our work. Each employee plays an important role in helping the center fulfill our mission and goals.

2. All center employee evaluations are conducted based on your start date at the Center. Many labs provide their own evaluations, so please talk with your manager about what will be expected of you during this process.

  • Faculty Work Plan information in the Faculty Handbook
  • Staff Performance Evaluations

3. Stay up to date with what's going on at the Center. Read the Center's Quarterly Newsletter, the centers daily news and visit our homepage. If you have news to share contact Gary Boas.

4. Attend Center social gatherings to network, connect, and have FUN with your colleagues.

5. Get involved with Center community service initiatives.

6. If you travel to work-approved conferences, training, or other events or have to purchase something approved on your own credit card, this resource portal provides info on how to submit for reimbursement in PeopleSoft.

7. Managing your vacation and time off. All requests need prior approval from your manager and then submitted to the timekeeper.

8. Review your benefits and make sure they are working for you. Every fall you have the opportunity to make changes to your benefits during open enrollment. These changes take effect on Jan 1. You can also make changes to your benefits during the year with a qualifying life event.

9. Take advantage of Health and Wellness discounts and programs available to Martinos employees.