Frequently Asked Questions

About Us:

What job categories do Whitman Associates specialize in?

Whitman specializes in the placement of office support personnel. The majority of our placements are administrative and secretarial in nature. For more information, visit the Job Category section of our website.

Does Whitman Associates only fill temporary positions? 

No, Whitman has a variety of temporary, permanent and temp-to-hire opportunities.

What is the average length of a temporary assignment?

Our temporary assignments vary in length due to the needs of our clients. We have everything from daily assignments to long-term assignments lasting for six months or more.

Where is Whitman Associates located? 

Whitman’s office is located at 1707 L Street NW, Suite 650. We are centrally located right off the corner of L and 17th streets.

What is the closest metro station? 

Farragut North on the Red line is the closest metro station to our office, and Farragut West on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines is only a couple of blocks away.

What are your hours? 

Whitman Associates is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.


How do I apply for a job with Whitman Associates? 

To apply, simply email your resume to us at You can also include a brief cover letter to let us know a little more about you and what you are looking for.

Can I stop by to drop off my resume and speak with a Placement & Recruitment Specialist?

Whitman Associates does not accept walk-ins; we are by appointment only. If you are interested in applying and setting up an appointment, please submit your resume via email. An associate will contact you to set up an appointment if we have a potential position for you.

I recently submitted my resume, how long should it be until I hear back? 

Whitman Associates receives a large number of resumes per day, and we cannot feasibly contact every candidate who applies. Our job counselors review the resumes daily and contact applicants that appear to be a good fit for any of our open positions.

What does it mean if I don’t hear back from Whitman? 

If you do not receive an email or a phone call from a job counselor, that means Whitman does not currently have a job opening that would be a good fit with your background.

I submitted my resume a few months ago and never heard back. Should I send it again? 

If you have previously submitted your resume to us and we did not have a job for you at that time, please feel free to resubmit it. Our open positions change daily, so if we didn’t have something for you a few months ago, it is possible that we will have a new opening more in line with your background. However, you do not have to submit a resume for each individual job posting.

Do I have to call to check in after submitting my resume?

No, there is no need to check in if you received an automatic response to your resume submission. If you received the automatic email response, that means we have your resume and will contact you if we have a position for you.


I had an appointment and completed the testing. Do I need to check in to be considered for a position?

There is no need for you to check in unless you have a question. We will let you know if we need anything further from you in order to get you working, otherwise, we will keep you in the loop as new positions come in.

Where can I find a direct deposit form?

On the main page of Whitman’s website, go to the top of the page and hover over EMPLOYEES, then click on TEMP RESOURCES and you will find a downloadable direct deposit form. Or you can click here to access all temp forms.

I’m running late/I need to call out sick, should I call the client to let them know?

If you are ever running late or need to call out sick from your assignment, do NOT call the client directly. Call Whitman’s office at (202) 659-2111 and let us know, and we will take care of letting the client know and getting someone to fill in if necessary. If you need to reach Whitman Associates outside of our normal business hours, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, please call (202) 659-2111, Ext. 1 anytime and leave a message in the Urgent Extension’s voicemail or email

How do I keep track of my hours?

You need to fill out a timesheet for every week of work. Every day, mark on your timesheet when you arrive, when you clock out for lunch, when you clock back in from lunch and when you leave. You will be paid for your hours worked minus the time for lunch.

Where do I get timesheets?

You can find downloadable timesheets if you go to the main page of Whitman’s website, hover over EMPLOYEES, then click on TEMP RESOURCES and you will find a downloadable timesheet. Or you can click here to access all temp forms.

How do I submit my timesheets?

If you are working remotely, please complete your timesheet and email it to and cc your supervisor for their approval. They can reply directly in that email thread.

If you are working onsite, please have your supervisor sign your timesheet before emailing it to

Timesheets are due by noon every Monday. Payroll closes at 12 PM, so any timesheets received after this will not be processed until the following week, and you will not be paid that Friday.

How often am I paid?

You will be paid via direct deposit every Friday after the first week worked.


I’m interested in hiring a temporary employee – whom should I talk to?

If you are looking to hire a temporary employee, please fill out our Staffing Request Form or give one of our staffing specialists a call at (202) 659-2111.

I’m interested in using your services to help me fill a permanent position – whom should I talk to?

If you are looking to fill a permanent position, please fill out our Staffing Request Form or give one of our staffing specialists a call at (202) 659-2111.

We had a Whitman temp working in our office and I would like to provide information on their performance. Do you have a survey I could fill out?

Yes, please fill out our Temp Evaluation Form regarding the performance of a Whitman temp. We appreciate your feedback!