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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. The purpose of orientation is to welcome the employee; explain the organizational structure and culture; and provide information about benefits, work rules, and procedures. ​Referring to the Core and Pastoral Values​, introduce the new staff member to the location's religious mission and expectations. The New Hire Orientati​on Checklist​​ and Universal New Hire Packet contain all the forms the employee needs to sign. For schools, see also Orientation and Training. Employees are required to sign the various acknowledgment of receipt of policy forms that are in the Universal New Hire Packet.

In addition, t​he person in charge of giving the orientation should address information pertaining to the particular location, including the following:

  • Time record forms - exempt and non-exempt

  • Work hours, lunch breaks, and rest periods

  • Tim​e off policies​ (HR intranet: username and password required)

  • Leaves of absence

  • Grooming and dress code

  • Parking