New Employee Onboarding

Welcome to the University of California, Santa Cruz

*NOTE* - please visit the Talent Acquisition section at this link for temporary changes to processes due to COVID19.

Onboarding provides employees with the necessary tools, resources and support to foster confidence in the University, and in their ability to achieve success in their new role. New and returning employees are required to participate in an onboarding session on or before their first day of work. 

The onboarding date for a new or returning employee is confirmed during the verbal offer. Once the formal offer is accepted and a hire date is confirmed, Talent Acquisition will email the employee with information about when and where to report to onboarding, and requirements for I-9 documentation to prove their ability to work in the United States. For more information about the Tracker I-9 process, please visit the USCIS website.

The employee onboarding presentation will:
  • provide an overview of our culture, campus tools, and support systems
  • highlight the many benefits of belonging
  • give a demonstration of our employee self-service portal and time card system
  • provide support to complete necessary hiring paperwork

There is also time allotted to assist employees with access to campus systems, provide specific information about benefits and answer any questions that may have surfaced through the onboarding process.

Onboarding sessions last approximately ninety minutes and are offered to new hires, re-hires and interlocation transfers on a weekly basis. We are currently offering onboarding on Monday and Thursday mornings via ZOOM.

For more information regarding the new/rehire employee onboarding process, please contact the Talent Acquisition office at or leave us a message at (831) 459-2009.

Staff Human Resources
General Information: (831) 459-2009
Benefits Office: (831) 459-2013 /
Labor Relations: (831) 459-2017 /
Staff HR Contact List

Employee Toolkit

Please visit our Employee Toolkit to explore important resources and to learn more about all the wonderful benefits available to our staff.