Congratulations on your new position with Texas Tech University.
Below you will find information that will assist you as you begin work at Texas Tech. You will receive more information at New Employee Orientation (NEO).
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Onboarding - A Step-By-Step Guide for New Employees at Texas Tech
Before Your First Day
- Pre-Employment Screenings - As a condition of employment, Texas Tech University System and its components require pre-employment background checks on new employees. Current employees, who are selected from promotion or reclassification including direct appointments, require a new background check prior to the promotion or reclassification becoming effective. All background checks will include a criminal check, and may include a credit check, drug and alcohol test, and/or fingerprinting as determined by each position.
- Insurance Benefits Summary - Review a summary of current plan year insurance rates before you sign up.
- The Many Benefits of Working at Texas Tech - Additional benefits and conveniences that may be of interest to you as a new employee.
- New Employee Packet (NEP) - The NEP must be completed and submitted to Human Resources by your hiring department within the first three days of employment.
- Prior State Service and Leave Balances - If you have previously worked at Texas Tech or another Texas State Agency, be sure to complete the Previous Service section on the second page of the Texas Tech Personal Biographic Data Form in your New Employee Packet. Human Resources will contact you with the information and forms needed to transfer service credit and leave balances from other state agencies.
Your First Week
- Meet your Employment Service Coordinator (ESC) - Each department on the Texas Tech campus has an assigned ESC to direct new employees through the New Hire process. This individual will help you learn about work life at Texas Tech.
- Personnel Action Form (ePAF) - After you have completed your I-9 Employment Authorization Form from the New Employee Packet, your department can submit a Personnel Action Form (ePAF) to set up the salary for your new job. Twenty-four hours after the ePAF has been processed into the HR System (Banner), you will be added to all other campus systems and may proceed with the following:
- Employee 'R' ID - Your department will receive this number as soon as they prepare the ePAF. This is your Texas Tech Identification number. (If you have previously been enrolled or employed at Texas Tech, you may already have an 'R' Number.)
- eRaider ID -Your eRaider ID and password will serve as credentials for most Texas Tech online systems. To activate your eRaider ID: (1) Visit the University ID office in room 103 of the Student Union Building (SUB). You will need to present a government-issued ID in person to receive your eRaider activation code. If you have questions, please call 806-742-1457 or contact the ID office at firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) Navigate to the eRaider Services Web site, click Activate Account, and complete the online activation process. You will then be able to log on to eRaider and activate your TechMail (e-mail) account.
- RaiderLink Portal - After you have been assigned an eRaider ID and password, you can sign into the RaiderLink Portal and click on the TTU Employee tab for access to your employee data, timesheet/leave report, and other important links.
- Parking - Complete the necessary online forms to purchase a space.
- Keys - Complete the authorization provided by your department head to obtain keys. Keys are produced by the Lock Shop at the University Physical Plant.
- Register for New Employee Orientation (NEO) - New Employee Orientation provides important information and is required within your first 30 days of hire. Online registration requires an active eRaider ID. If you have not received your eRaider ID, call Talent Development at (806) 742-0530.
- Payroll Information - To inquire about the date of your first paycheck, and to fill out a Direct Deposit Authorization Form.
- Emergency Alerts - Sign up to receive emergency alerts regarding critical university operations.
Your First Month
- Attend New Employee Orientation (NEO) - New Employee Orientation provides important information and is required within your first 30 days of hire.
Participants will hear from key university leaders, learn about departments that provide services to employees during a Staff Services Fair, learn about Texas Tech traditions and culture, meet other new employees, and satisfy several training requirements. New Employee Orientation is designed to help new employees make a quick and successful transition to Texas Tech University.
By attending NEO you satisfy the following requirements: Benefits Orientation, EEO and Sexual Harassment Prevention training, Workplace Violence Prevention training, QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer - Skills that can help save a life from suicide), and SERVICEplus training.
- Benefit Plans - During NEO, you will also receive information about Texas Tech insurance and retirement benefits. Within 30 days of your hire date, new employee insurance and retirement benefits paperwork needs to be completed online.
- Safety Awareness - New employees are required to complete online training (Safety Awareness and any others that pertain to you and your position as instructed by your supervisor):
- Under Quick Links at the top right hand corner of the page; click on Online Training
- Click on the Safety Awareness module to learn more about the training and to sign in
- Leadership Training - All newly hired or recently promoted managers and supervisors are required to complete the series within the first six months on the job. Leadership Training is a set of four courses that provides information about the knowledge, skills, terminology, and resources that are required to be a successful manager at Texas Tech University. The four courses are designed to be completed in sequence. Each class builds on the information presented in the previous classes.
- Banner Training - Training specific to your position can be found at the Administration and Finance Information Systems Management (AFISM) Web site
- Picture ID - Visit University ID Website for University ID/Raider Card information or go by the ID Office to get your FREE ID Card. You must bring a state issued ID and your ePAF must have been processed before being issued an ID. The ID Office is located in the Student Union Building, Room 103.
Your First Six Months
- Performance Review - For most employees, the first 6 months of employment is considered an orientation and review period. Thereafter, employees are reviewed annually.
- Vacation Use - New Employees must have completed 6 months of continuous employment with the state before applying for vacation leave.
Please contact HR with further questions at 806-742-3851.