Training & Development

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation (NEO) welcomes new employees and employees with longer-service who just recently became eligible for UC benefits. NEO provides an introduction to UCSB and important information about the University of California, workplace protections and responsibilities, health and welfare benefits, retirement programs, and more.

All new employees should attend New Employee Orientation as soon as possible following their date of hire. New staff members have 31 days from their first day at work to enroll in UC benefits. Faculty have a second 31-day period of eligibility that begins on their first day on campus. Employees who are newly eligible for benefits have 31 days from their new effective date to enroll in benefits.

Postdoctoral Scholars - Please refer to the Benefits section of this website for enrollment and benefits information, as your program is different from the information presented at NEO.

New Employee Orientation – an instructor-led presentation in UCSB Human Resources


First and Third Tuesday of each month


9:00 – 12:00


Human Resources Learning Center (SAASB 3101DD)
on the third floor of Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building



Welcome and Introduction to NEO - Overview Section

HR Staff


Safety in the Workplace

Environmental Health & Safety Staff


Ethics in the Workplace

Business & Financial Services Staff


Overview of Benefits

Benefits Slide Show

HR Staff

Health and Welfare Benefits

We know that making benefits choices can be a bit overwhelming.  UCnet provides information and tools to help you make the right choices for you and your family.  In addition to attending the New Employee Orientation, please visit the At Your Service website, for UC Benefits information. You will also find additional information in the Benefits section of this website.