Missouri State University

New Employee Orientation

University's New Employee Orientation Program: Full-Time Faculty & Staff

The University's New Employee Orientation Program is designed to provide new faculty and staff with valuable information regarding the University's mission, compensation and benefits programs, policies, and the University's community as a whole. There are several administrative processes that a new employee will need to complete during their new hire orientation process. The University's New Employee Orientation is divided into two key major areas which include attending an in person orientation session with other new employees and completing required online compliance training. There are also other key topics available to new faculty and staff such as the University's Emergency Response Plan and Safety Training that are available to employees in a classroom setting and online that are helpful to new members of the organization.

  • Human Resources New Employee Orientation: New employees attend an in person orientation session conducted by the Office of Human Resources which addresses compensation and benefits, employment policies, and completion of employment paperwork. Please view the New Employee Orientation Video to learn more about your University!
    • Staff - New Employee Orientation: Sessions are normally conducted on a weekly basis and held in the Office of Human Resources Training room. New staff employees should report to Carrington room 118 first on their orientation day. New staff employees are notified of their attendance date for orientation through their supervisors by the Office of Human Resources. Employees should bring the following items with them to orientation for completing their paperwork: a voided check for the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form know their office building name, room number, and office telephone number. Also, if they are purchasing dependent insurance coverage, they need to have the birth dates and social security numbers for their dependents.
    • Faculty - New Employee Orientation: The HR New Faculty Orientation sessions are conducted in August the week prior to the start of the fall semester as part of the New Faculty Orientation Process. Additional sessions are conducted periodically throughout the year as needed to support new faculty starting mid year or mid semester. Please refer to this site for additional information and resources.   

      The HR session will provide important information regarding the Faculty Retirement Plan called CURP (College and University Retirement Plan). New faculty  should attend the Human Resources New Faculty Orientation session and bring the following items with them to orientation  for completing their paperwork: a voided check for the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form; know their office building name, room number, and office telephone number; and if they are purchasing dependent coverage for their insurance to have the birth dates and social security numbers for their dependents. If new faculty have not completed their Form I9 Employment Eligibility Verification at their departments prior to the Human Resources orientation session; they should bring the appropriate documents to the orientation session so they can complete the employment form on site with the Office of Human Resources.
  • Regulatory Compliance Training:  All new employees are required to complete their online compliance training within the first 30 days of employment. The Institutional Equity and Compliance training is required for all new employees, with the other compliance training being department specific. These programs are offered online and employees are able to print off a certificate to verify completion for their supervisor.
      • Equity and Diversity Online Training: All new employees are required to complete the online Institutional Equity and Compliance training program within thirty (30) calendar days from their start date as part of their New Hire Orientation process. The Respecting Difference, A Primer for Preventing Discrimination - training series includes:
        • Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
        • Preventing Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

    Please refer to these instructions to register for and to complete your online equity and diversitycompliance training. 

      • HIPAA and FERPA Online Training (Search under the Compliance - Privacy and Security Category in My Learning Connecton): 

        • HIPAA Online Training: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Training should be completed by employees who are assigned to a department that has been designated as a Health Care Component. Please refer to the Health Information Privacy website for the list of the University's Health Care Components.
        • FERPA Online Training: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training provides specific guidelines for protecting the information in student education records. Supervisors will make the determination whether this information is needed for the employee to conduct their job responsibilities.
  • Emergency Response Plan and Safety Training: Missouri State University is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing a campus crisis/emergency response plan and allocating resources to respond to possible emergencies is one way in which the University offers this support. Please visit Safety and Transportation website for the Missouri State University's Emergency Response Planand additional information.
    • Emergency Response Procedures: The inside of the University's Employee Quick Reference for Emergency Response Procedures pamphlet outlines actions for individuals to take in responses to emergencies. The University's Emergency Response Plan is located on the Safety and Transportation website and provides detailed information on emergency response procedures and resources.
      • Violence Against Women Act - Frequently Asked Questions - This handout addresses frequently asked questions about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  The document also provides contact information for University offices, resources, and agencies available to employees for assistance in regards to these topics.
    • Missouri State Alert System: Information on how to register for the Missouri State Alert System. This is the University's mass notification system which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing.
    • Emergency Response and Safety Training: The University provides emergency and safety training programs for both professional and personal development. These programs are provided through joint coordination with Safety and Transportation, Counseling and Testing, the Center for Dispute Resolution, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Human Resources.
      • Prepare Training - Respect, Service, and Safety at Work: The focus of the program is to provide faculty and staff with practical approaches to workplace safety issues, information on University resources available for assistance in resolving situations, and an overview of the University's Emergency Response Plan.
      • Conflict Workshop Series: Workshops are offered by the Center for Dispute Resolution in support of our Emergency Response and Safety Plan. The workshop series includes topics such as Addressing Conflict Effectively, Personality Types & Conflict, Managing Emotions & Diffusing Anger, Conflict During the Holidays. These workshops are open to all faculty and staff and are sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR). The CDR is a part of the Department of Communication at Missouri State University.
      • Counseling and Testing Center: Counseling and Testing provides programming and services to support the University community through individual and group services. Please refer to the Guide for Faculty and Staff - Recognizing Students in Distress Brochure for information provided in support of our Emergency Response and Safety training programs.  
      • Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention (SHARP) training deals with protecting yourself through prevention of attacks and learning techniques for escape. You will learn valuable information about how to avoid confrontation and how to best defend yourself if physically attacked or confronted.

The University recognizes the important role of continuing education and professional growth and supports employee participation in University credit, non - credit, and the Office of Human Resources Employee Development and Performance training programs.

Our goal is to provide job - related professional and personal developmental education opportunities for our University faculty and staff members. Our programs support and reinforce the University's mission of developing educated persons by providing leadership, customer service, and skill development programs for all of our University faculty and staff members. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for additional information on employee training programs and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning website for programs to promote enhanced teaching effectiveness and improved student learning. If you have any questions, please contact Employee Development and Performance at ext. 64592/65779 or hrtraining@missouristate.edu.