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Faculty Orientation Announcement

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.

Online Registration

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:

Register here



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 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.

Related Links:

EPA Faculty New Employee Orientation Schedule (2014-2015)

APO Announcement

An updated EPA Salary Increase Request Submission and Effective Date schedule  is now posted to the APO website, revised for GA’s September Faculty Salary Increase Guidelines.  Please use APO provided information for faculty salary increase process, forms and schedule.  The EPA process is specified on the APO website and all needed faculty salary increase forms noted there as well, including:

Recommendation for EPA Salary Increase Form

BOG Approval Form for Salary Increase – v9.2013


EPA salary increase submission schedule, revised 9/30/2013:

EPA Salary Increase Request Submission and Effective Date Schedule

APO Announcement

Updated Non-Faculty and Faculty Salary Increase Guidelines 

The University has received additional information from UNC General Administration (GA) on salary increase guidelines for both SPA and EPA employees for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013/14.  While most of the previously issued guidance from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR) remains similar, since GA has clarified some key changes, we have re-stated salary increase guidelines for both faculty and non-faculty employees in a single document. 

Salary adjustment forms have been updated on the APO website to reflect changes of the salary increase guideline.  The September 16 memo from Provost James Dean and Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Brenda Malone is noted here Updated Non-Faculty and Faculty Salary Increase Guidelines.

APO Announcement

The summer facilities remodeling project of the Provost Office (Academic Personnel and Finance & Operations) is complete.  The office will be returning to South Building tomorrow on Wednesday, August 21.

Employee phone numbers and our campus mail address (CB# 8000) will remain the sam.  As of August 22nd, all deliveries, including dossier materials, should be made to 218 South Bldg.  Our conference room will not be open for reservation until a date to be determined later.

As a result of the move, staff will have limited, or no, phone and computer access during the transition starting Tuesday, August 20th.  We plan to resume full access by Thursday, August 22.