Faculty Orientation

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. You can find all relevant slide decks from orientation at the bottom of this page.

Health & Wellness Benefits

Enroll in our comprehensive benefits package within the first full month of your employment at Pitt. Questions? Our Benefits representatives are available to assist you through our online form or by phone at 412-624-8160.

Retirement Savings Plan

As a new hire, you may contribute to a retirement savings plan and receive matching contributions from the University. Newly hired and current employees are offered a Defined Contribution Plan through the University; eligibility to contribute begins the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Note: Postdoctoral Associates are eligible to contribute monies to a retirement savings account through universal availability that is not matched by the University.

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 ODI's 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.

Learning & Development

The University offers many options for employees to advance their professional development or further their skill set. Learn more about the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP), technology courses offered through LinkedIn Learning and other University educational resources.

Pitt Worx

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.

Office of the Provost

Visit the Office of the Provost website for centralized support for faculty, as well as information regarding faculty affairs, development, and diversity.

Parking & Transportation Services

Visit the Parking & Transportation Services website for information about the parking and transportation services at Pitt, including commuting options, public transport, and parking services.

Panther Central

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.

Virtual Orientation

While the Office of Human Resources is working remotely, orientation for faculty is being held virtually for all new hires across the University. The slide decks available below are edited versions presented at in-person orientation. Please note that not all resources are available at this time.

Slide Decks Additional Resources