Exempt and Non-Exempt Contingent Category II

Onboarding is typically held at the SMC Campus Center at 621 W. Lombard St. Please reference your new hire letter to confirm the date, location, and time. New employees must attend Onboarding before they report to their hiring department. At the Onboarding session, members of the Human Resource Services team will welcome you to UMB, review the benefits of your employment, and collect all required forms and information. All forms must be completed in black ink. You will need to bring the appropriate identification that you used to complete your Form I-9.  

You will need to use black ink‌ to complete the documents listed below when you arrive at orientation. If you will be enrolling yourself and your dependents in health benefits immediately, please bring your dependent documentation, which may include an official marriage certificate and/or official birth certificates. 

The New Employee Checklist for Contingent Category II lists all the forms you will need to complete on your first day of employment. You will need to bring the appropriate identification when you complete your Form I-9.  ‌‌

‌If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, contact HRS at 410-706-7171, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., before arriving at orientation.

Health Benefits Enrollment

UMB participates in the State of Maryland health benefits plans. Contractual employees of the University are designated as either Contingent Category I or Contingent Category II. Both categories are eligible for subsidized health and prescription drug benefit coverage. To determine eligibility for health care, please visit the Contractual Employee Health Care Eligibility page.

UMB uses Maryland’s SPS Workday for employee benefits management. SPS Workday allows UMB employees to view their current benefits, make benefits elections if they are new employees, or make changes to their benefits during an open enrollment period or after a qualifying life event. All dependent information can conveniently be updated at any time.

If you are enrolling your dependents in a health insurance plan, you must complete the following document:

For information on additional benefits that are available to University employees, such as supplemental retirement plans and tuition remission, visit the Benefits Webpage .