Onboarding Newly Hired Berkeley Employees

The BRS Central Services Onboarding Team provides coordination and collaboration for the onboarding paperwork for newly hired Berkeley employees for the campus units they support. During the Coronavirus environment, the team will be working remotely.

They are committed to ensuring all new employees are onboarded in a timely fashion and will:

  • Send new hire/rehire packages (via DocuSign) for new employee paperwork and coordinates work authorization verification appointments
  • Conduct onboarding sessions to complete the necessary hiring paperwork/verifications
    • Please note: Amid the current COVID-19 environment, onboarding appointments will be remote/electronic only.

Here is the breakdown of which BRS Onboarding Teams provide service to the departments they support. New hires will be contacted directly by the respective Onboarding Team(s) to schedule their onboarding/work authorization appointment and to coordinate their new hire paperwork electronically via a DocuSign packet.

Regions / for the departments they support:Onboarding Teams:
SHARE and ChaMPS Region(s) SHARE Regional Onboarding Team
BEST Region BRS Central Onboarding Team
BEARS Region BRS Central Onboarding Team
ProS Region ProS Regional Onboarding Team
ERSO Region ERSO HR Team
Image of general timeline of steps to hire new people at Berkeley


Step 1

New hire receives and signs offer letter or appointment letter

Step 2

New hire receives their DocuSign packet with new hire paperwork and sets up (video) Onboarding appointment

Step 3

New hire completes their DocuSign packet - this includes completing section 1 of Form I-9 prior to their start date and section 2 at their Onboarding appointment

Step 4

New hire receives an email 24 hours prior to their scheduled Onboarding appointment with the online meeting link

Step 5

New hire attends their remote Onboarding appointment

Step 6

New hire receives their Employee ID Number (EID) in a separate Welcome Email and begins completing the "Starting a new Job at Berkeley" Next Steps Checklist actions