Your First 6 Months

  • If you are a monthly employee make sure to meet with your supervisor to discuss your performance.  During this discussion you will identify what has worked well and what needs improvement in terms of your performance, your successes and achievements and mutually set goals for the next review period.
  • The University provides a suite of online e-learning modules to help staff understand and fulfill your role in the Performance Management process. Each module is designed to be completed in 10-15 minutes, and can be done at your desk at your own pace. Topics include goal setting, individual growth and development plans, feedback and coaching, mid-year review and performance appraisals. To access the modules, go to Chalk and use your CNetID and password to log in. For instructions on using Chalk, click here.
  • Visit Explore UChicago website to experience different views of campus throughout the year and find out about hidden community gems recommended by your colleagues.
  • Free season passes to U. of C. athletic events are available to all University and Medical Center employees. The season pass will admit the bearer and all accompanying guests free of charge to all home regular season athletic events. You can pick up your pass at the Ratner Center front desk anytime during regular operating hours (weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer/fall interim), or at the will call table at a home football game (opens one hour prior to the scheduled kick off time).
  • If you haven’t already discovered the diversity of the University community and surrounding areas, access links found at http://visit.uchicago.edu/ to learn more about Hyde Park, local arts and entertainment, spiritual groups, community events, and more.
  • Use the Training and Development Essentials Curriculum, Course Calendar and Course Catalog to plan for your continued professional development.
  • Keep informed on events happening all over campus by visiting the University’s Events calendar.
  • Additional Perks and Discounts available to University staff members can be found on the Benefits website.
  • During Open Enrollment in the fall, you'll have the chance to make changes to your benefits. However, if you experience certain "life events," you may be able to make changes to your health and welfare benefits without having to wait. The Benefits website can help you learn more about qualifying life events and what they mean to you.

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.