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Exceptions to New Employee Orientation

In the circumstance when it is impossible to schedule the employee’s first day of employment to coincide with a New Employee Orientation scheduled date, the hiring manager should submit an Exception to New Employee Orientation (NEO) Form to Hiring and Recruitment.

All new employees not physically attending New Employee Orientation must review and complete all requirements as indicated below.

Upstate Computer Access

Blackboard Instructions

Web-based New Employee Orientation (Web-NEO)

  • Required for all employees
  • Web-NEO must be completed within three (3) business days of the new employee's hire date

Safety at Work (SAW) Education

  • Required for all employees
  • SAW must be completed within ten (10) business days of the new employee's hire date

Title IX, Clery Act and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

  • Required for all employees
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training must be completed within ten (10) business days of the new employee's hire date

Population Specific Education

  • Required for employees providing regular care to patients (i.e. nursing, NP, PA, therapists, etc.) AND employees who regularly work in areas that directly impact patients, including social workers (i.e. dietary, environmental services in patient areas, etc.)
  • Population Specific must be completed within ten (10) business days of the new employee's hire date

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Online & Classroom Training

Required for:
  • Blackboard course is required for ALL inpatient RN, LPN, HCT, UST; ALL STAFF assigned to 4B, 5W, Inpatient Pediatrics, Adult & Pediatric ED, including Travel staff
    • CPI Blackboard must be completed within ten (10) business days of the new employee's hire date
  • Classroom training is required for ALL STAFF assigned to 4B, 5W, Inpatient Pediatrics, Adult & Pediatric ED, including Travel staff. Classroom training is preferred for other areas, but not required
    • Those areas required to complete classroom training must attend the classroom within 90 days of completing the Blackboard pre-requisite

Clinical Orientation

  • If Clinical Staff Orientation is required, the hiring manager must register the new employee to attend the first available classes following the new employee's hire date

Mandatory and Staff Education

  • The hiring manager should review the policy M-04 Mandatory and Staff Education
  • The new employee must complete any additional mandatory education within the time frames indicated in the policy

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