2.5.1.   Orientation

Policy

Managers orient employees to help them achieve a satisfactory performance level in their newly assigned duties as quickly as possible while being integrated into the civil service.


Questions And Answers

  1. To whom does this Policy apply?
  2. Who is responsible for orienting new employees?
  3. When should new employees be oriented?
  4. Is there a standard format for employee orientation?
  5. What are the guidelines for the content of employee orientation programs?

Questions And Answers

1. To whom does this Policy apply?

Managers orient all employees who have been newly hired, appointed, transferred or promoted to different duties.

2. Who is responsible for orienting new employees?

Managers are responsible for ensuring that employees are oriented. The orientation may involve the manager, supervisor, co-workers, payroll and human resources. Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing a department-wide orientation program. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for Policy direction and for providing orientation tools to departments.

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3. When should new employees be oriented?

Employee orientation should be completed within the first month following the employee's starting date in the new position.

4. Is there a standard format for employee orientation?

No. Departments may choose to develop their own programs or may use or adapt tools the Civil Service Commission provides.

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5. What should employee orientation programs include?

An orientation program helps the employee understand their assigned duties, terms and conditions of employment as well as the organizational culture. It provides the following information:


Authority

Policy Effective December 17, 1997


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