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
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.
Online Training Programs
Online training programs must be completed during your provisional period; you can find all pending trainings through my.pitt.edu.
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.
- Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and the Clery Act Training
- Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (required of all employees)
- Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (if applicable)
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.
Log into PRISM TRKS, Pitt’s online Time Record Keeping System for all employees. Here, you can submit timecards, 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.
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 is your go-to place to obtain your Panther Card, learn about on-campus buses and shuttles available for employees, and more.
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.
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.
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 in-person orientation. Please note that not all resources are available at this time.
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