As a new employee, you must register for benefits within 31 days of your first day of work. That’s why it is critical that you understand your benefits choices within this window.
New Employee Orientation (NEO) is a day-long event. The morning session welcomes you to the NMSU community, introduces helpful offices, and provides essential information for new employees. The afternoon session lets you get your questions answered about each employee benefit, and features dedicated time to finalize your benefits choices and get enrolled. You are encouraged to bring all documentation for enrollment purposes, a list of acceptable documents can be found on the Benefits Eligibility page. | Download the flyer.
New Employee Orientation is designed for regular/term benefits-eligible employees, often known as “staff.” Faculty hires are encouraged to attend. In addition New faculty members hired in advance of the semester should attend the New Faculty Orientations offered by the Teaching Academy and Provost’s office. New Faculty Orientation is offered each fall. Click for more information and to register for New Faculty Orientation.
When and Where?
New Employee Orientations are scheduled bi-monthly. See the upcoming schedule here. Click “Begin Registration” to see the dates.
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- Talk to your manager. Your day of orientation is scheduled from 8 AM-4PM. This should be counted as work time, and you should ask your manager for permission to attend. One day is a great investment in your career!
- Register. If you’ve activated your NMSU email account, you can sign up at this link. If you don’t have your NMSU email yet, from another email account write to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space–Mention “New Employee Orientation” in the subject line and include your full name.