Human Resources

New Employee Orientation

Within your first week

During your first week

  • HR meeting on first day (usually at 9am). HR is located in Eliot Hall 305.
  • Check with your supervisor to find out when your computer set-up and training session has been scheduled. If one has not yet been scheduled, contact computer user services via email or x7525.
  • Get Reed ID from community safety
  • Get key(s) to work space from facilities services (ID required)
  • Tour of working environment
  • Lunch at Commons with your supervisor and/or coworkers, ideally on your first day
  • Introductory meetings with colleagues inside and outside your department
  • Before your benefits orientation with HR, review the medical and dental plans and decide who in your family you'd like to insure
  • Schedule an admission campus tour 
  • Set up your office space and see your dept admin to learn to order supplies
  • Register your car and/or bicycle with community safety
  • Sign up for the campus emergency alert system
  • Subscribe to the academic and holiday calendars
  • Check At Reed for a full list of campus events...attend one!

Supervisor / new employee meeting

  • Discuss confidentiality and confidential info within your department, review and sign confidentiality form and turn in to HR
  • Overview of department
  • Internal payroll process—how to request time off, complete time sheets, etc.
  • Discuss how often you'll meet one-on-one and schedule these on your supervisor's calendar. Most staff members meet with their supervisor weekly or every other week
  • Decide which team and departmental meetings you will attend
  • Feel free to ask questions about performance reviews and compensation

Tour of working environment

Tour should include: department and coworkers’ office; location of bathrooms; supplies; coffee/kitchen/nearest snacks; mail drop points (incoming and outgoing); mailboxes in Eliot; meeting rooms as applicable; department files; office equipment; recycling bins; smoking areas/policy

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Overview of department

Who does what and how their work impacts Reed College; how the employee's role fits into the department and college; provide an organizational chart

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