Welcome to the University of Southern Maine!

You have joined a university with deep roots in the cultural, scientific, business and economic life of Maine.

As you explore USM, you will discover an institution characterized by energy, enthusiasm, and innovation; an institution at the heart of its community and dedicated to transforming lives. At USM we believe deeply in excellent teaching, service to students, and in supporting the professional success and growth of our employees.

We are proud of our services in Human Resources, and it is our hope that you will find satisfaction in your contribution to the USM mission. Please let us know how we can help you learn more about the University or about navigating your University career.

Become familiar with USM as your employer:

Prepare for your first day:

  • Be sure to check with your supervisor about when and where to report on your first day. Regular/benefits-eligible employees are required to attend HR orientation and will receive an email invitation.
  • Gather the documents that are needed for new hire paperwork and bring them with you on your first day.
  • Activate your UMS account and begin the Activity Guide. For instructions, please see the first day instructions resource. Within the Onboarding Guide, you will be able to complete your direct deposit, W-4, and sign the confidentiality agreement. You will also be able to complete part one of the Form I-9. Please work with your supervisor or Human Resources to complete part two.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact Human Resources at 207-780-5792 or email usmhr@maine.edu.