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New Employee Welcome Program and Online Orientation

All new and returning employees will complete the New Employee Welcome Program and online orientation mandatory education.


New Employee Welcome Program

The in-person New Employee Welcome Program provides a warm welcome from leadership, along with a high level overview of Upstate, parking sign-up, compliance and ethics training, benefits information and a chance to meet with the unions.  All new and returning State and Research Foundation employees are required to attend.


Program Details.

             Time                                         Activity
  7:30 - 8:00 AM   Check-in and ID Badges at Campus Activities Building
  8:00 - 8:15 AM   Welcome and Program Overview
  8:15 - 8:45 AM   Welcome from Leadership
  8:45 - 9:00 AM   Online Orientation Instructions
  9:00 - 9:30 AM   Parking Sign-Up & Questions
  9:30 - 10:30 AM   Compliance and Ethics for New Employees
  10:30 AM   RF Employees Report to Department
  10:30 - 11:15 AM

  Benefits Overview for State Employees

  • How to sign-up for health insurance and retirement
  11:15 AM   M/C, NYSCOBA Employees Report to Department
  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  State Employees - Union Meetings

  • Lunch Provided
  12:00 PM

  HR - State employees will report to department

  NR - State employees will report to the Library with PDL



Online Orientation and Mandatory Educations

Our online New Employee Orientation (NEO) welcomes new employees and prepares them for employment at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

The online NEO includes:

  • An overview of our institution and campus
  • Completion of mandatory training topics

Types of Online NEO:

Nursing:  will complete the online NEO in an assigned computer lab on their start date. Depending upon their clinical role, the employee may report as early as Friday morning to their work unit.

Non-Nursing: will complete the online NEO on their start date in their department.

Online New Employee Orientation

For Hiring Managers and Trainers