New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation

The University of Connecticut is a vibrant workplace that values diverse viewpoints, inclusivity, and a healthy focus on all aspects of an employee’s work and life obligations. The University strives to support all of its employees with a smooth, engaging, and educational transition to working at UConn. We anticipate that your work and interactions with UConn students, faculty, and staff will be worthwhile and enjoyable.

As you begin your transition to work at UConn, Human Resources is here to provide you with information that will be helpful in preparing for your first day and weeks at work.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE ORIENTATION

Before Orientation

As you prepare to begin for your new position at UConn, there are certain tasks that should be completed prior to, on or just after your first day.

New Faculty/Staff "To Do" List

Review the Benefits Presentation and Health Care Options Planner in advance of orientation and come prepared with questions.

Fill out Page 1 of the New Employee Forms Packet and bring the forms with you to orientation.

Read through the Retirement Election – On or Before First Day information.

PLEASE NOTE:
New Adjunct Faculty, Instructional Specialists & Special Payroll Lecturers will participate in the Online Orientation Program
New Adjunct Faculty "To Do" List

NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

New Employee Orientation

Through New Employee Orientation, Human Resources collaborates with offices across the University to introduce new employees to the multifaceted aspects of UConn. New Employee Orientation also affords new employees the opportunity to learn about all that UConn has to offer for benefits and services. New employee orientation is mandatory for all UConn employees except Adjunct faculty who participate in an alternative on-line orientation program.

2019 New Employee Orientation Dates
Friday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 3
Friday, September 13 and Monday, September 16
Friday, September 27 and Monday, September 30
Friday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 15
Friday, October 25 and Monday, October 28
Friday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 12
Friday, November 22 and Monday, November 25
Friday, December 6 and Monday, December 9
Friday, December 20 and Monday, December 23
2020 New Employee Orientation Dates
Friday, January 3 and Monday, January 6
Friday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 21
Friday, January 31 and Monday, February 3
Friday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 18
Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2
Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16
Friday, March 27 and Monday, March 30
Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13
Friday, April 24 and Monday, April 27
Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11
Friday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 26
Friday, June 5 and Monday, June 8
Friday, June 19 and Monday, June 22
Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7
Friday, July 17 and Monday, July 20
Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3
Friday, August 14 and Monday, August 17
Friday, August 28 and Monday, August 31
Friday, September 11 and Monday, September 14
Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28
Friday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 13
Friday, October 23 and Monday, October 26
Friday, November 6 and Monday, November 9
Friday November 20 and Monday, November 23
Friday, December 4 and Monday, December 7
Friday, December 18 and Monday, December 21

NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION AGENDA

Friday Full-Day Program (Day 1)

New Employee Orientation typically begins on Friday morning with a full-day session (occasionally, Orientation will begin on a Monday following a Friday holiday). Human Resources introduces new employees to their benefits and retirement options. In addition, new employees have the opportunity to complete payroll paperwork (e.g., I-9, W-4, and direct deposit), acquire their parking pass, take a picture for their University ID, the Husky One Card, learn about Information Technology Services, and meet with a representative from their bargaining unit, if applicable.

As part of Day 1, new employees will tour the Storrs campus with a stop at the Dairy Bar!

Day 1 of New Employee Orientation takes place at Human Resources in the Brown Building (9 Walters Ave., Storrs) on the Depot Campus. New employees may park in the visitor spots or in the parking lots on either side of the building.

TIME TOPIC PRESENTED BY
8:15-8:30 Registration/Check-In Human Resources
8:30-9:15 Welcome and UConn Overview Human Resources
9:15-9:45 Information Technology Information Technology Services
9:45-10:30 Your Payroll Payroll Office
10:30-10:45 Break Break
10:45-11:15 Your Parking Parking Services
11:15-11:45 Your ID Card Husky One Card Office
11:45-12:30 "Working Lunch" Lunch
12:30-2:00 Your Benefits and Retirement Options Employee Benefits/Prudential
2:00-2:15 Break/Paperwork Break
2:15-3:15 Campus Tour Human Resources
3:15-Varies Union Information (UCPEA Members Only) UCPEA Union

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided for this session. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.

Monday Half-Day Program (Day 2)

The second day of New Employee Orientation typically occurs on the following Monday (Day 2 occasionally occurs on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday). At this half-day session, employees receive information and guidance from offices across the University, introducing new employees to the resources that will aid in their success while working at UConn. Employees will receive presentations from Human Resources, University Compliance, Institutional Equity, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, and the University Ombuds.

Day 2 of New Employee Orientation takes place at the School of Business - Room 321 (2100 Hillside Road) on the Storrs Campus. A Storrs Campus parking map is available from the following website: Campus Maps. Select a parking lot that corresponds with the parking pass you purchased. If you do not have a parking pass, there are two parking garages on campus. The South Parking Garage is closest to the School of Business.

School of Business and Parking Directions.

TIME TOPIC PRESENTED BY
8:15-8:30 Registration / Check-In Human Resources
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Human Resources Policies Human Resources
8:45-9:15 Compliance/Privacy Overview, Policies and Guidelines Office of University Compliance and Office of Privacy Protection & Management
9:15-9:45 Institutional Equity Overview, Policies and Guidelines Office of Institutional Equity
9:45-10:00 Break Break
10:00-11:00 Public Safety/Active Threat Division of Public Safety
11:00-11:30 Environmental Health and Safety Environmental Health & Safety
11:30-12:00 Diversity & Inclusion Office for Diversity & Inclusion
12:00-12:15 Ombuds Resources University Ombuds
12:15-12:20 Acknowledgment Form/Wrap Up Human Resources
12:20-12:45 Union Information (AAUP Members Only) AAUP Union

Light breakfast will be provided for this session.

WHAT TO BRING TO ORIENTATION

Things to Bring

New Employee Forms Packet
Retirement Election Form: If Day 1 of Orientation is your first day of employment at UConn, you must submit your irrevocable retirement election by the end of the day.
Type A or a combination of Type B and Type C documentation for I-9;
Bank account and routing information for direct deposit.
Vehicle information including license plate number for vehicles you will park on campus.
Beneficiary Information (including social security numbers as applicable).

Have questions or accommodation requests, including dietary restrictions?

Contact Human Resources at hr@uconn.edu or (860) 486-3034.

Required Federal Notifications

Affordable Care Act
COBRA
FMLA