Your First Month

Your first month in your new position will be full of new experiences as you acclimate to your new responsibilities. We encourage you to continue to explore all that the University and surrounding community has to offer while you begin to form your own work routine and preferences for where to eat, park and spend time on campus. Below are some recommended activities to undertake within your first month of employment.

  • If you haven’t already done so, sign-up for your benefits and direct deposit using Workday®.  Please Note:  CNet ID is required to access the web site.  You must enroll in benefits within 31 days of your hire date.
  • Take the VAWA on-line training (link provided via email).
  • Visit the HR Benefits website to learn about University Perks and Discounts.
  • Consult the HR training schedule to learn about ongoing workshops and webinars, and subscribe to the Learning and Development listserv for direct emails with upcoming course offerings.
  • Network with peers across the University. Consult your supervisor regarding networking opportunities.
  • Continue an open dialogue with your immediate supervisor on your work role, responsibilities and performance expectations.
  • Learn about the University in the “About the University” section of the website.
  • Sign up for the weekly UChicago newsletter to stay informed about the latest news and events happening all over the University.
  • Meet people important to your role, whether in your group or department, or in other areas of the University. Consult your supervisor regarding networking opportunities.
  • BSD Employees Only: Complete the HIPAA/Fraud Awareness Training within 45 days of employment. Get login instructions from your Human Resource Administrator.
  • Visit UConnect and UChicago Hub to stay informed about the latest news and events happening all over the University.
  • If you have a smartphone or tablet, download the UChicago Mobile app to your mobile device.
  • Explore the Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAH); for information, contact Residential Services at 773-753-0862.
  • Learn about the UChicago Travel program which is a resource for students, faculty and staff to register their trips while traveling internationally on university related business. 

The recommended actions above are guidelines from Human Resources. As department HR practices may vary, please consult with your supervisor, HR Partner or department administrator for additional guidance.