Your First Days at Carnegie Mellon
The first few weeks on a new job can be overwhelming. There are people to meet, duties to master, and procedures to follow. There are many tasks that should be completed within the first days and weeks of your employment. Be sure to accomplish these items in a timely way:
- Become acquainted with your office/job: ask your supervisor to introduce you to your coworkers; get all keys and security codes you'll need to access your office/files; take a walk around campus to learn your way around; review the files of your predecessor (if applicable); review departmental and university strategic plans; and identify and introduce yourself to individuals in other offices/departments with whom you'll be expected to interact.
- Submit Your I-9 form/documentation and W-4 form: You must submit an I-9 form and W-4 form to Payroll Services no later than 72 hours prior to beginning employment.
- Set up Direct Deposit of your paycheck through Payroll Services. If you have direct deposit into a PNC or Citizens bank account, then you are eligible for enhanced workplace banking.
- Enroll in Your Benefits: Benefits-eligible faculty and staff should log on to HR Connection to elect benefits within the first 30 days of their benefits-eligibility date.
- Read, Complete, and Return Required Documents: These documents include the Intellectual Property Agreement Form, Workers' Compensation Packet and Equipment Loan Statement of Understanding.
- Confirm your personal information in HR Connection: Use the Demographics module to self-identify as a veteran and/or disabled, and confirm your personal data (tax and mailing address, emergency contact, etc.).
- Complete the online Preventing Workplace Harassment course. You will be notified via email when you are registered to complete the training.
- Sign up for Professional Development Programs that may apply to your job, particularly systems-related training.
- Take Required Safety Training. Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides comprehensive safety programs to support all departments and all jobs, from fire safety to radioactive material handling in labs to defensive driver training.
- Get an ID Card: New employees should get a University ID Card from the HUB. This will serve as your public transportation pass, as well as provide access to many services, events and facilities.
- Get an Andrew account through Computing Services, and a departmental computing account (if applicable).
- Arrange for a Parking Pass through Parking Services.