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New Employee Training

Texas Tech's New Employee Orientation is designed to assist in the transition of new employees into the Texas Tech workforce and provide resources that support employee success.

Employees who attend the New Employee Orientation will receive credit for the following:

Benefits Orientation

Benefits Orientation provides participants with an understanding of all of the benefits available to full time (30+ hours) employees, as well as an understanding of the procedural process for registering for benefits. After participating in Benefits Orientation employees will be able make an informed decision about benefits (e.g., Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Optional Life insurance, Dependent Life insurance, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Retirement Benefits, Leave Options).

Who should attend Benefits Orientation?

Benefits Orientation is required for all new employees and employees who were previously not eligible for benefits and are now considered benefits-eligible. All employees should attend Benefits Orientation within their first 30 days of hire. If one does not attend Benefits Orientation within the first 30 days of hire, then the employee will not be eligible to select, modify, or withdraw his or her benefits until the next annual open enrollment period.

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation (NEO) is an exciting opportunity for key leaders to welcome new employees to the Texas Tech Family. At NEO, employees will hear from key university leaders, and develop an understanding of the Texas Tech University System. NEO covers compliance trainings required by employees within the first 30 days of hire. Employees will also learn about the rich traditions and cultures displayed throughout the university, as well as hear about valuable resources available to faculty and staff members to ensure success within their new position. NEO is designed to help all new employees make a quick and successful transition into their new job function.

Who should attend New Employee Orientation?

The New Employee Orientation Matrix (link) provides orientation requirements for each employee status.

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