Getting Started

Getting Started

January 31, 2014

Use this checklist of resources to help ease the process of settling into your new position at UCLA. Get started on enrolling for benefits, purchasing a parking permit, setting up your email account, registering for New Employee Orientation and exploring personal and recreational activities. It’s all here and ready for you to begin using today!

New Employee Checklist

Jump to sections:  Your First Days | Your First Weeks | Your First Months | Ongoing Items  


Your First Days

Links to Detailed Information


Locate and meet your department HR representative

UCLA Department Directory 
Campus Human Resources Directory 
Academic Personnel Office 
UCLA HealthCare Human Resources 
University of California/Human Resources & Benefits 

Obtain your employee ID number from your HR representative and review and sign all initial new-hire paperwork 

UCLA Department Directory


Create your UCLA Logon ID                       


Visit the Payroll and At Your Service websites to learn about your paycheck, direct deposit, pay dates and deductions

Payroll Services
At Your Service Online


Visit the Transportation website to learn about commuting options and obtain relevant parking permits 

Transportation Services
Campus Parking


Review a campus map to locate relevant buildings and parking lots  

Campus Map


Set up your office voicemail, email and workstation if it is not already set up for you   

Email Services
Phone & Voices Services


Create a password and login ID for the At Your Service website

At Your Service Online

Submit your BruinCard "Terms & Conditions" form

UCLA BruinCard
UCLA BruinCard Terms & Conditions


Get fingerprinted if required


Sign up for New Employee Orientation

UC Learning Center 


Determine if you are a policy-covered employee or represented by an exclusive bargaining agent (union)  

Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Labor Contracts


Learn about your vacation and sick leave accruals

Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Labor Contracts
Other Provisions & Privileges


Visit and peruse the Campus Human Resources website

Welcome to Human Resources

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Your First Weeks

Links to Detailed Information


Attend New Employee Orientation

UC Learning Center 

Read about and analyze your Benefits Package

Benefits Services 


Enroll in benefits within your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) - 31 days after your hire date

At Your Service 


Check your medical plan ID card when it arrives to be sure it reflects your benefits choices

At Your Service


Review your first paycheck to be sure it reflects your health and welfare choices, payroll deductions, personal information and more

Payroll Check Stub Information


Check the UCLA Directory to make sure your name and department information is correct

UCLA Campus Directory 


Learn what to do in case of an emergency on campus

UCLA Emergency Management 


Visit Environment, Health & Safety to learn about safety training and policies

Environment, Health & Safety


Check out the Training and Development Catalog to learn about classes and development programs for staff 

Training & Development Catalog (PDF)


Visit Campus Services to learn about campus business tools and resources you may need

Campus Services


Plan now for your future retirement by visiting FITSCO

Fidelity NetBenefits
UC Retirement Plans


Learn about policies that drive processes and procedures that relate to your work

Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Other Personnel Policies, Program & Initiatives
Policies Governing Workplace Conduct


Sign up for the Training and Development Mailer

CHR Training News Subscription 


Learn how easy it is to use public transportation to get to work.

Public Transit Guide 

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Your First Months

Links to Detailed Information


Explore and join UCLA Staff Assembly to enhance your experience at UCLA

Welcome to UCLA Staff Assembly


For new managers and senior professional staff, learn more about UCLA's Administrative Management Group

UCLA Administrative Management Group


Visit the UCLA Happenings and Events & Ticketing websites to learn about sports, arts and cultural events on campus

UCLA Events & Ticketing
UCLA Happenings


Learn what it means to be a True Bruin and about UCLA's core values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.

UCLA TrueBruin 


Give back to the community by volunteering at one of the many opportunities listed on the UCLA Volunteer Center.

UCLA Volunteer Center 


Join the UCLA Recreation Center and enjoy the benefits of having a state-of-the-art facility right on campus

UCLA Recreation Center 


Check out the restaurants and stores on campus and in Westwood Village 

Campus Dining
BruinCard Merchants
Westwood Village Online


Visit the Campus Human Resources portal to access current news and information

Welcome to Human Resources


Revisit UC Learning Center to explore ongoing opportunities for Training and Development

UC Learning Center 


Review UCLA's policies about educational benefits and reduced-fee enrollment

Reduced-Fee Enrollment
UCLA Extension Information (PDF)


Learn about certificate programs offered through Training and Development


Certificate Programs


Visit the UCOP website to learn about the Office of the President

Office of the President


Learn about systemwide development programs for staff (for example, the UC Business Officer Institute)

UC Training Institutes


If you are a supervisor, consider enrolling in Introduction to Supervision and Supervisory Principles classes

UC Learning Center 


If you are a manager, consider enrolling in the Management Seminar Series 

Management Seminar Series

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Ongoing Items

Links to Detailed Information


Visit the UCLA home page to access news and information

UCLA Home Page


Read UCLA publications to stay informed

UCLA Magazine
UCLA Daily Bruin


Attend campuswide functions to network, meet colleagues, stay informed and relax during lunch or after hours

UCLA Events & Ticketing
UCLA Happenings


Make changes to your personal and payroll information as your life events affect it 

At Your Service Online

Learn about UCLA career development programs

UCLA Career Development Programs


Visit the UCLA Administration site to learn about the administrative structure at UCLA