Looking to Temp?
If you want to start working today, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. See our temp, temp to hire and permanent opportunities under Job Listings. Whether you are between jobs, trying to get your foot in the door, new to the area or wanting to try out a company before committing, Whitman Associates’ Temporary Division will help you find that perfect job. We offer many temp to hire opportunities as well as long-term and short-term temporary jobs. Hourly rates vary from assignment to assignment and are matched with your skill level.
It is easy to register with Whitman Associates. Simply email your resume to email@example.com. One of our friendly Personnel Associates will contact you to set up an appointment when there is work that is suitable to your background. It’s fast and easy. Whitman Associates listens to your needs and works around your schedule. Perhaps you would like to work just a few days a week, have some time between classes or want a long-term indefinite assignment with flexibility. Whatever your situation is, Whitman Associates listens and will help you find just the right work schedule.
For those of you who are looking for a permanent job but would like to temp first, Whitman Associates is the right place to go. Many of our clients offer temp to hire options. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the office environment and see if the job is right for you.
We have a variety of clients in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland areas. Whitman Associates provides placement in all office support job categories. Call (202) 659-2111 today and talk to one of our experienced Personnel Associates regarding temp or temp to hire openings, or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to visit our Job Listings for a list of current openings. Email your resume today and start working tomorrow!
Already Temping for Us?
Whitman Associates will provide you with the details of your assignment. Hours vary from assignment to assignment. Whitman Associates will provide the temporary employee a work schedule, address, point of contact, hours, rate, length of assignment, and any other details needed. Should a temp have any questions regarding his/her assignment, the temp should contact a Whitman representative.
Once an assignment has been confirmed, you will be told your rate of pay. This information should be kept confidential since rates vary from assignment to assignment. Please make sure you know your rate before you accept the position.
Keep in mind that a temp assignment today could be a permanent job tomorrow. Many of our temps are hired by companies they are working for. Therefore, you should always conduct yourself in a professional manner. This includes wearing proper business attire, taking initiative and interest in your work, offering to help out during down time and being on time.
When on an assignment, client property, i.e., equipment, vehicles, telephones, computers, and software, is not for private use. These devices are to be used strictly for client business, and are not permitted off grounds unless authorized. Property must be used in the manner for which it was intended. Upon termination, temps are required to surrender any client property they possess.
Client computers, internet and emails are a privileged resource and must be used only to complete essential job-related functions. Temps are not permitted to download any “pirated” software, files or programs, and must receive permission from a supervisor before installing any new software on a client computer. Files or programs stored on client computers may not be copied for personal use.
Phones are provided for business use only. Whitman Associates requests that temps not receive personal calls while on duty. If urgent, please keep personal calls to a minimum and conversations brief. Personal long distance calls are not permitted.
Temps are reminded that they should have no expectation of privacy in their use of client computers or other electronic equipment.
Social Networking and Media Policy
Whitman temps are not permitted to use the client’s computers and internet capacity to watch videos, listen to music streamed over the Internet, etc. It poses a security risk to the client’s network. YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, FaceBook, Twitter and other personal social media sites are not permitted. Personal cell phone usage, such as texting or making personal calls, should be used only in an emergency situation and only over breaks or lunch hours.
A good rule of thumb is to arrive 10-15 minutes early on your first day. This will give you enough time to find the building and get acclimated to your new surroundings. Once you are settled in the assignment, please call to let us know you are there and all is going well. If you are running late please telephone us immediately. First impressions are lasting!
When working conditions permit, and pending a supervisor’s approval, temps are entitled to at least a 20 minute break for every 4 hours worked. Lunch hours are not paid by Whitman Associates unless authorized by the client. Lunch hour authorizations must be shown on the time sheet by the supervisor’s initial in the lunch hour section. Lunch hours will be determined by the on site supervisor. If you are unsure of how much time is allowed for lunch or what time to take lunch, please contact a Whitman representative.
Filling Out Time Sheets
When filling out your time sheet, indicate your start time, less the time you took for lunch and your end time. Round time off to the nearest quarter of an hour. Overtime is defined as work over 40 hours per week and must be approved by your supervisor. Working extra hours on a certain day (for example, staying late one day or coming to work early) does not constitute overtime unless these hours combined with your regular weekly work assignment total over 40 hours. Time sheets are available for download below.
Temps are paid weekly by means of direct deposit. If you are unable to use the direct deposit service, please speak to a Whitman representative. If incorrect information is supplied by the temp and causes a banking error resulting in a banking service fee, the temp will be charged that service fee.
Direct deposits are made each Friday. If the pay day falls on a holiday, normally paychecks will be distributed on the closest business day before the holiday. Could be exceptions so check with a Whitman representative if unsure.
The paycheck will reflect number of hours worked and hourly rate. Paychecks include wages earned less any mandatory or elected deductions. Mandatory deductions include federal or state withholding tax, and other withholdings. Elected deductions are deductions authorized by the temp, and may include, for example, contributions to benefit plans. Temps may contact a Whitman representative to obtain necessary authorization forms for requesting additional deductions. Forms can also be found on the temp’s Human Resources Online site.
Notify a Whitman representative if a direct deposit appears to be inaccurate. Any change in name, address, telephone number, marital status or number of exemptions claimed by an employee must be entered by the individual temp through the Paychex/Human Resources Online service. Whitman Associates will not be responsible for making these changes. For more information on Paychex/HRO set up, please contact a Whitman Associates’ representative.
Paystubs can be found on Paychex/Human Resources Online. Whitman Associates will provide instructions on how to sign up for this free service once the temp begins working.
If a “hard check” is issued to a temp, that check can be mailed to the temp or the temp can pick that check up at Whitman Associates’ office at 1712 I (Eye) Street, N.W., Suite 200, between 8:00am and 4:00pm on Friday, unless otherwise advised. Check will be mailed if temp does not pick up the check within three business days from its issue date, unless a special arrangement has been made ahead of time. If a stop payment is required on a check, that stop payment fee will be charged to the temp. Pay advances are not permitted.
Temps are expected to arrive on time and ready for work. A temp who arrives after their scheduled arrival time is considered tardy. We recognize that situations arise which hinder punctuality; regardless, excessive tardiness is prohibited, and may be subject to disciplinary action.
In the event that you are not able to make it into work because of sickness, family emergencies, inclement weather or other unforeseen problems, you should contact Whitman Associates immediately either by phone or email. If you are calling before or after normal business hours, please leave a message on the answering machine at extension 15 and one of our representatives will handle the problem. Please do not call the on-site supervisor directly. All calls should be made directly to Whitman Associates and we will contact your on-site supervisor. This will avoid all confusion. Chronic absenteeism may result in disciplinary action.
If you need to reach Whitman Associates outside of our normal business hours, 8am to 5pm, please call 202-659-2111, Ext. 15 anytime and leave a message in Julie Lindgren’s voicemail or email Julie directly at email@example.com.
Inclement Weather Policy
If you are unable to make it to your assignment or to an interview due to weather conditions, please call 202-659-2111, Ext. 15 anytime and leave a message or email Julie Lindgren: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While on a temporary assignment, follow that client’s policy on delay or closings. If you are unsure of the policy, call and email a Whitman representative and we will get that information to you as soon as possible.
Due to the amount of training required for certain temporary assignments, our clients request that our temps provide at least one week’s notice prior to leaving their assignment. This will allow Whitman to find a suitable replacement and have time to train prior to the temp’s departure from an assignment. Some assignments require more training than others, so if you cannot provide one full week’s notice, we ask that you provide at least three day’s notice. If that is not possible, please discuss with one of our representatives.