New Employee Onboarding and Benefits Orientation Sessions

Onboarding (hiring) sessions for new UC Berkeley employees are currently conducted (on campus) each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Effective 9/30/19, Onboarding Services for new Berkeley employees has moved from their former location at Evans Hall to their new space in room 1-B (lower level/ground floor) at University Hall. 

Need help with mass-hiring onboarding of 10 or more new hires? The team will work with departments to help plan for these in advance; typically around 30 days ahead of time so that date/time can be reserved and provide ample time for new hires to attend. The BRS HR/APS First Contact Team is always available to help -- just create an online service request in ServiceNow.

Below is the current Onboarding and Benefits Orientation Schedule. Note: When a holiday falls on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, we will offer a session the day prior or the day after the holiday.  

Please note: To help with the onboarding of new Spring 2020 appointments, additional onboarding sessions on Tuesday, 9-11:00 AM, Thursday 1-3:00PM and Saturday 9-11:00AM sessions have been added in November, December, and January. 

Mon - Wed - Fri
8:30 AM Onboarding Hiring Session (for staff)
10:00 AM Career Staff/Academic (Non-Post Doc) Benefits Orientation (Tues only)

Post Doc Benefits Orientation (Thurs only)

12:30 PM Onboarding Hiring Session (for students)
1:30 PM Onboarding Hiring Session (for students)
2:30 PM Onboarding Hiring Session (for students)
3:30 PM Onboarding Hiring Session (for Visiting Scholars and Postdocs)

 Other details to ensure a positive experience for new UC Berkeley employees:

  • Proactively coordinate hire/start dates for new employees for either a Mon or a Fri; this includes offer letters.
  • Leverage the information and tools on the UCnet Compensation and Benefits website. Submit complete hire requests (via ServiceNow) with all required attachments for background checks (e.g., signed IOC, job descriptions, etc.) and hire request forms to avoid delays in sending an onboarding session invitation to new employees. Plus, we’ll now update those Background Check details in ServiceNow.
  • New UC Berkeley employees will still complete the majority of their paperwork electronically using DocuSign and will also schedule their Onboarding appointments online.