Staff Post-Orientation


Health & Welfare Benefits

If you plan to take advantage of our comprehensive benefits package, enrollment is due 31 days from your date of hire. Outside of the initial enrollment period, we will only allow for changes to your coverage during future open enrollment periods or for a qualified status change when the change is made within 60 days of the life event. Questions? Contact a Benefits representative at 412-624-8160 or

Retirement Savings Plan

You may contribute to a retirement savings plan and receive matching contributions from the University. Make your election within the first full month of your employment to be effective the first day of the following month. This election can be made at, under My Resources select Human Resources, then select the Retirement Savings Plan Access link. If you do not make your election within your first full month of employment, you will automatically be enrolled at a 3% contribution rate. You have a two month opt-out period to remove this auto-enrollment election of 3% before it is taken out of your paycheck. Learn more.

Online Instruction

As a new member of the University of Pittsburgh, we encourage you to complete computer-based interactive instruction programs. You may also access these online instructions through > Human Resources; links are on the left side of the portal. These instructions must be completed within your provisional period. *Note: Access to the Discrimination and Preventing Discrimination & Sexual Violence trainings are not available until 7-10 business days after your start date.

Professional 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 and other University educational resources.


PRISM TRKS (Time Record Keeping System) is the University's automated staff time and attendance system. Employee learning for PRISM TRKS is computer-based and is available on the PRISM TRKS website.

Employment Verification & Clearances

Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification

If you did not have the supporting documents for the Form I-9 at Orientation, please bring your original form(s) of ID to the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible. The documentation is due within three working days of your date of hire. Failure to produce the supporting documents will result in suspension from work, up to and including termination.

Child Protection Clearances

If you did not have the supporting documentation (such as receipts or results) to complete the three required Child Protection Clearances (PA State Police Request for Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Criminal Background Check, and Employee Disclosure Statement), please bring them to the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible. Failure to produce the supporting documents will result in suspension from work, up to and including termination.

Campus Services & Resources

Emergency Notification System

The University's Emergency Notification Service is used to communicate through text, voice, and email messages as appropriate in the event of an emergency. To subscribe, log in to > My Resources > Emergency Notification. The University also has an Emergency Preparedness website, including more useful information on Environmental Health & Safety, Integrated Safety and the Pitt Police. 

Campus Map

Parking & Transportation Services

Visit for more information about the parking and transportation services. Did you know that PTS also offers Commuting Alternatives such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit or bicycling? PTS also manages the campus shuttles, some of which run as late as 3 a.m.!


You can enroll in direct deposit by visiting our Payroll department located on the 2nd floor of Craig Hall. All other payroll documents must be completed online on Use the Employee Self-Service option to view your pay statement and complete your Residency Certification and W-4 form.

Panther Central

You can obtain your Panther Card (University photo ID) at Panther Central. Visit Panther Central for more hours of operations and more information about your Panther Card.

Computing Services & Systems Development (CSSD)

CSSD provides computing resources at the University for students, faculty, and staff. Visit to learn about their services.


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