New Employee Orientation Program: Faculty Employees
UNC-Chapel Hill offers the Welcome to Carolina orientation program for new EPA Faculty employees. The classroom-based orientation provides an overview of benefits offered by the University. EPA Faculty employees must either attend a Welcome to Carolina session or complete the online EPA Faculty orientation within 30 days of beginning work. Classroom-based sessions are held every other Monday (or alternate day when the University is closed for a holiday). The Office of Human Resources, supervisors, departmental contacts and others are responsible for orienting the new employee to the organization.
Welcome to Carolina Orientation Program
Orientation is important because it does the following:
- Provides new employees with concise and accurate information to make them more comfortable in the job
- Encourages employee confidence and helps the new employee adapt faster to the job
- Contributes to a more effective, productive workforce
- Improves employee retention
- Promotes communication between the supervisor and the new employee
New employees must be clear about their responsibilities at the University and given the tools needed to be successful in their jobs. A good orientation program takes time and effort, yet it is an important investment for hiring departments, new employees and the University.
Registration for the classroom based orientation is completed by the school/division’s HR Office at the time of the job offer. It is recommended that registration be completed at least 72 hours before the session to ensure sufficient notice to the venue. To register an employee for the EPA Faculty Welcome to Carolina New Employee Orientation session:
10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Benefits Review, Q&A and Forms Collection)
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
If you have registration questions, please contact the Onboarding Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HR Service Center at (919) 843-2300.
If you have benefits related questions, please contact Benefits, Work/Life and HR Records at (919) 962-3071.