New Employee Orientation Program

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UConn Health wishes to extend you a warm welcome to our organization.

Get a jump-start on your UConn Health career by learning about what your new workplace has to offer you. New Employee Orientation introduces you to the multifaceted aspects of UConn Health. You will be given an overview of the organization that includes its dynamic history, current and future endeavors, and an insight into where you, as a new UConn Health community member, will fit into the beautiful mosaic that makes up the UConn Health workforce.

The orientation program begins at 8 a.m. in the HR Training Room at Munson Road unless noted. Coffee service will be provided.

November 13, 2017 - Monday

November 27, 2017 - Monday

December 8, 2017

December 22, 2017

January 5, 2018

January 19, 2018

February 2, 2018

February 16, 2018

March 2, 2018

March 16, 2018

April 2, 2018 - Monday

April 13, 2018

April 27, 2018

May 11, 2018

May 25, 2018

June 8, 2018

June 22, 2018

July 6, 2018

July 20, 2018

August 3, 2018

August 17, 2018

August 31, 2018

September 14, 2018

September 28, 2018

October 12, 2018

October 26, 2018

November 9, 2018

November 26, 2018 - Monday

December 7, 2018

December 21, 2018

January 4, 2019

Onboarding for Non-UConn Health Employees

To provide consistent guidance on pre-employment screening and onboarding requirements for individuals not paid by UConn Health who work within our facilities as contracted by a temporary staffing agency, third party entity or an independent consultant. The manager of the department retaining the non-employee is responsible for identifying the worker's role within the unique environment and ensuring that the following minimum requirements are applied.

1. Contracting and Procurement. Department manager or designee confirms that a valid contract is in place with the agency providing the contract worker (the supplier).

  • To verify or obtain a  contract, manager or designee consults with the Procurement Department.
  • To pay for contracted services, the hiring department enters a Purchase Requisition and generates a Purchase Order through the HuskyBuy eProcurement platform.

2. Candidate Selection and Verification. Department manager works with the supplier to identify, interview and select an appropriate candidate.

  • The manager is required to verify with Human Resources that the candidate meets all requirements for the intended scope of work, including licensure, certification or registration required by policy, law or regulation.

3. Orientation and Training.  Prior to the start of any work activities, the worker must complete all orientation and training requirements.

  • The hiring department is required to notify Employment Services of the selected candidate.
  • The designated Human Resources Officer will schedule the worker to attend New Employee Orientation.

4. Background Check.  A current background check is required of any person permitted to work on UConn Health premises. There is a $75 fee for this service, typically paid by the supplier.

  • The department provides the Background Information Sheet to the supplier or the worker.
  • The form must contain the host department, manager’s name, and contact information.
  • The completed form is submitted, with payment, to UConn Health Police Administration (Room LG041, MC 3925).  Checks are made payable to UConn Health, issued by the supplier.

5. Health Screening. The worker cannot begin any activities until health screening requirements have been verified by Employee Health Services.

  • If the position requires a pre-placement exam, the manager or designee schedules an appointment with Employee Health Services.
  • If the supplier or worker has submitted proof of current health requirements and vaccinations, documentation must be reviewed and verified by Employee Health Services.

Self-Learning Orientation for Non-UConn Health Employees

Non-employees who will work at UConn Health and have been assigned a self-learning orientation by Human Resources must complete and sign-off on self-learning orientation packet.

Identification Badges

UConn Health requires all employees, students, and non-employees to wear a UConn Health identification badge visibly at all times.

  • Identification badges are issued after background check clearance and onboarding requirements are complete.
  • Identification badges are issued biweekly to New Employee Orientation attendees.

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Parking and Directions

New Employee Orientation and Diversity Awareness parking directions are included in your onboarding packet.