New Employee Orientation

All new employees should attend New Employee Orientation as soon as possible following their date of hire or their benefits eligibility date. Orientation sessions are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. It is especially important for employees to attend whose period of initial eligibility (PIE) to enroll in benefits will end. Departments should provide new employees with a "Your Group Insurance Plans" brochure before attending New Employee Orientation.


The program provides new employees with valuable information about the University and the services and programs available.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview and brief history of the University of California
  • Why UCLA is such a dynamic place to work
  • Workplace protections and responsibilities
  • Career opportunities available
  • The “benefits of belonging” to UCLA
  • University health and welfare options
  • Disability benefits and retirement programs

Instructor: Staff, Campus Human Resources

Fee: None

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Note: Eligible employees must sign up for health insurance and disability benefits programs within their period of initial eligibility (PIE), which is 31 days from the date they become eligible for benefits, regardless of when they attend the orientation session.

Campus employees should contact Training and Development at (310) 794-0850 for more information. Medical Center employees should contact UCLA Healthcare Human Resources at (310) 794-0500 for orientation schedule information.

Campus Human Resources, Training and Development
Phone: (310) 794-0850 | Fax: (310) 794-0855