New Employee Orientation

Orientation provides new employees with an overview of the University's and the Libraries' culture that assures an understanding of policies and procedures necessary to function efficiently in the environment. Orientation is addressed at various levels: Libraries, University and Department. 

All newly hired faculty and staff must report to the Libraries' Human Resources Department at 8:00 a.m. on their first day of employment for Libraries' orientation (New Employee Orientation), which is designed to:

  • Supplement the job-related orientation provided by the unit/department;
  • Provide an overview of the Libraries’ organization and it’s culture;
  • Introduce you to key personnel/groups and the roles that they play in the organization; and
  • Assure an understanding of policies and procedures necessary to function efficiently.

At that time they will also complete the online Form I-9 and review the information in the New Employee Orientation presentation, and checklist. The checklist may be accessed online so that you may read further about the policies, benefits and services available to you as a University of Georgia employee. 

Effective May 2, 2012, individuals who are hired at UGA or change eligibility status will complete all required employment paperwork in the UGA Onboarding System. New hires and employees changing benefits eligibility status will receive an email from or a phone call from UGA Human Resources with instructions for accessing the secure Onboarding System. Only three forms need be printed, signed and brought to the Libraries' Human Resources Department: Direct Deposit form, State of Georgia Withholding Certificate (G-4), and Federal Withholding Certificate (W-4).

Should you need specific information about your individual benefits profile, you are encouraged to attend a Q & A session held the first and third Monday of each month from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. by the University's Employee Benefits Department.   These sessions are held in the Employee Training & Development Center located on Mitchell Street. 

In addition, programs are being planned that reacquaint staff on a continuous basis with the workplace by providing practical information sessions on topics that directly impact work performance and related compensation.