Welcome to Pitt! As you settle into your new position, it’s time to check some things off your to-do list. Here, you’ll find everything you need to consider as a new employee.
New Hire Checklist
As a new hire, it is your responsibility to review the important resources discusses during orientation within the first month of employment following orientation. Please review this checklist to ensure you understand the policies, procedures, and guidelines in place at the University.
- Anti-Harassment Policy Statement
- Computer Access and Use
- Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free Schools Policy
- University Non-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Statement
- University-wide Closure and Class Cancellation (Extreme Weather Conditions)
Good to Know
Virtual Orientation Slide Decks
While the Office of Human Resources is working remotely, orientation for staff is being held virtually for all new hires across the University. The slide decks available below are edited versions presented at orientation. Please note that not all resources are available at this time.
Clearances & Trainings
Whether you are a new member of the University of Pittsburgh community or you are a current employee, it is important that you have the appropriate clearances and training that are required for your position. Learn about any necessary clearances you may need, available training opportunities, and other employment verification requirements as an employee at Pitt. Review all required clearances in the Clearances & Training section.
Online Training Programs
Trainings that must be completed or may be assigned to you within your provisional period include:
- Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (required of all employees)
- Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act Training
- Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (if applicable)
Please note that access to the Preventing Discrimination & Sexual Violence and Discrimination & Harassment Prevention trainings are not available until 7-10 business days after your start date. Learn more about these trainings on the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website.
Child Protection Clearances
As a new member of the University of Pittsburgh community, it is important that you have the appropriate clearances and training that are required for your position. Learn more about the necessary clearances you may need and other employment verification requirements as an employee at Pitt.
In addition to any child protection clearances that may be needed, all employees are required to fill out the Form I-9 after accepting an employment offer with the University. Learn more about completing the Form I-9 or the re-verification process.
Campus Services and Resources
As a new Pitt employee, you have access to a number of different services and resources both across campus and online! These services and resources cover important items like submitting your timecard, getting around campus, and growing your Pitt network.
Log into Pitt Worx, the University's human resources and payroll system. Here, you can submit time cards, access your payroll and personal information, enroll in benefits, and more.
Emergency Notification System
Pitt’s Emergency Notification System (ENS) keeps the University community updated on all emergency and urgent events on campus; you can subscribe for ENS messages through your My Pitt portal.
Pitt Commons is an online networking and mentoring platform exclusively for Pitt staff, faculty, students, and alumni. Create a profile, network and make connections, find mentors/mentees, and join groups based on common interests.
Panther Central is your go-to place to obtain your Panther Card, learn about on-campus buses and shuttles available for employees, and more.
Pitt Information Technology
Visit the Pitt Information Technology website for IT services and resources that support learning, teaching, research, and business for faculty, staff, and students at Pitt.
Additional tools and resources can be found on the Employee Resources page.