Am I required to attend the New Employee Welcome and Benefits Orientation program?

It is not required, but highly encouraged for full-time employees.  You will gain valuable information and resources that will assist you in becoming acclimated to Rutgers.

Are all campus services free for employees?

Many services are free. However some do require a fee, such as parking privileges and courses at the recreational centers. It is always best to ask the department before accessing any services.

Do I get a copy of a policies and procedures manual?

No. Employees can access this information online through the Policy Library. If you do not have access to a computer at your worksite, then speak to your supervisor directly, and he or she will provide a copy for you.

I just found out the other day that I have been hired to work at Rutgers. I tried to sign up for an email account, but it didn't work. Why not?

Your supervisor will need to complete your employment paperwork before you can receive an email account. Your supervisor can request an Early Account for you. If you have additional questions about an account, you can speak to your supervisor directly. Or contact the campus Help Desk.

I noticed that for some programs, such as concerts, athletics, and lectures, there is one price for students and another for faculty and staff. Why is that?

Students at Rutgers pay additional student fees to offset the expenses of programs. Therefore, they receive a reduced ticket price to many programs and events.

I was a student at Rutgers and am now an employee. I don't need to attend a new employee welcome program, right?

It is recommended that you attend. Your perspective and experience within the university will be different as an employee. In addition, you will want to gain an understanding of the resources, services, and information made available to you as an employee. Finally, the programs are a great way to meet new people!

Is this the best way to find out information about my benefits?

Yes. Please have your Human Resources (HR) Generalist or department register you for a New Employee Orientation.

Whom do I need to contact to set up direct deposit of my paycheck?

Enrollment in Direct Deposit can be completed online via Employee Self-Service.  Please log in with your NetID and password.