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, history and culture of UCSB, policies and procedures, training and development opportunities, services and resources available to employees, 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 – 4:00


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



Welcome, UC and UCSB Overview, Policies and Training HR Staff
9:50-10:05 Break  
10:05-10:25 Ethics in the Workplace Business & Financial Services Safety Staff
10:25-10:50 Safety in the Workplace Environmental Health & Safety Staff
10:50-11:30 Professional Development, Campus Services and Resources HR Staff
11:30-12:00 Campus Self-Guided Tour  
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break  
1:00-3:15 Benefits HR Staff
3:15-3:30 Break


3:30-4:00 Retirement

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.

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