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5.5.6 Orientation and Training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​A formal orientation should be scheduled for each new staff member on the first day of employment; an Orientation Checklist​ providing guidance is available as a resource. The purpose of orientation is to welcome the employee; explain the organizational structure and culture; and provide information about benefits, work rules, and procedures. The person in charge giving the orientation should prepare an Orientation Packet of materials explaining details regarding the following topics and review each carefully with the employee.

The Orientation Packet should also contain the following materials:

A Guide to Your Benefits (HR intranet; username and password re​quired)​ includes details regarding the following insurance benefits:

  • Medical ​and prescription drug benefits

  • Dental care coverage

  • Vision care coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Voluntary life and accidenta​l death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Voluntary short-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance (includes short-term disability)

​​​A new wellness program is being developed.​