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Getting Started

Use this checklist of resources to help ease the process of settling into your new position at UCLA. Get started on enrolling for benefits, purchasing a parking permit, setting up your email account, registering for New Employee Orientation and exploring personal and recreational activities. It’s all here and ready for you to begin using today!


Your first days

Your First Days Links to Detailed Information
 Locate and meet your department HR representative UCLA Department Directory 
Campus Human Resources Directory 
Academic Personnel Office 
UCLA HealthCare Human Resources 
University of California/Human Resources & Benefits 
 Obtain your employee ID number from your HR representative and review and sign all initial new-hire paperwork  UCLA Department Directory
 Create your UCLA Logon ID    
 Visit the Payroll and At Your Service websites to learn about your paycheck, direct deposit, pay dates and deductions Payroll Services
 Visit the Transportation website to learn about commuting options and obtain relevant parking permits  Transportation Services
Campus Parking
 Review a campus map to locate relevant buildings and parking lots   Campus Map
 Set up your office voicemail, email and workstation if it is not already set up for you    Email Services
Phone & Voice Services
 Submit your BruinCard "Terms & Conditions" form UCLA BruinCard
UCLA BruinCard Terms & Conditions
 Get fingerprinted if required UCLA PD
 Sign up for New Employee Orientation UC Learning Center 
 Determine if you are a policy-covered employee or represented by an exclusive bargaining agent (union)   Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Collective Bargaining Agreements
 Learn about your vacation and sick leave accruals Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Other Provisions & Privileges


Your first weeks

Your First Weeks Links to Detailed Information
 Attend New Employee Orientation UC Learning Center 
 Read about and analyze your Benefits Package Benefits Services 
 Enroll in benefits within your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) - 31 days after your hire date UCPath
 Check your medical plan ID card when it arrives to be sure it reflects your benefits choices UCPath
 Review your first paycheck to be sure it reflects your health and welfare choices, payroll deductions, personal information and more Payroll Check Stub Information
 Check the UCLA Directory to make sure your name and department information is correct UCLA Campus Directory 
 Learn what to do in case of an emergency on campus UCLA Emergency Management 
 Visit Environment, Health & Safety to learn about safety training and policies Environment, Health & Safety
 Visit Campus Services to learn about campus business tools and resources you may need Campus Services
 Plan now for your future retirement by visiting FITSCO Fidelity NetBenefits
UC Retirement Plans
 Learn about policies that drive processes and procedures that relate to your work Personnel Policies for Staff Members
Other Personnel Policies, Program & Initiatives
Policies Governing Workplace Conduct
 Sign up for the Learning & Organizational Development Mailer
(Send subscription request with empty subject line. Write “Subscribe” in message area.)
 Learn how easy it is to use public transportation to get to work. Public Transit Guide 


Your first months

Your First Months Links to Detailed Information
 Explore and join UCLA Staff Assembly to enhance your experience at UCLA Welcome to UCLA Staff Assembly
 For new managers and senior professional staff, learn more about UCLA's Administrative Management Group UCLA Administrative Management Group
 Visit the UCLA Happenings and Events & Ticketing websites to learn about sports, arts and cultural events on campus

UCLA Events & Ticketing

UCLA Happenings

 Learn what it means to be a True Bruin and about UCLA's core values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect. UCLA TrueBruin 
 Give back to the community by volunteering at one of the many opportunities listed on the UCLA Volunteer Center. UCLA Volunteer Center 
 Join the UCLA Recreation Center and enjoy the benefits of having a state-of-the-art facility right on campus UCLA Recreation Center 
 Check out the restaurants and stores on campus and in Westwood Village  Campus Dining
BruinCard Merchants
 Visit the Campus Human Resources portal to access current news and information Welcome to Human Resources
 Revisit UC Learning Center to explore ongoing opportunities for Training and Development UC Learning Center 
 Review UCLA's policies about educational benefits and reduced-fee enrollment

Reduced-Fee Enrollment

UCLA Extension Information (PDF)

 Learn about certificate programs offered through Learning & Organizational Development Certificate Programs
 Visit the UCOP website to learn about the Office of the President Office of the President
 Learn about systemwide development programs for staff (for example, the UC Business Officer Institute) UC Training Institutes
 If you are a supervisor, consider enrolling in Introduction to Supervision and Supervisory Principles classes UC Learning Center 
 If you are a manager, consider enrolling in the Management Seminar Series  Management Seminar Series


Ongoing items

Ongoing Items Links to Detailed Information
 Visit the UCLA home page to access news and information UCLA Home Page
 Read UCLA publications to stay informed


UCLA Magazine

UCLA Daily Bruin

 Attend campuswide functions to network, meet colleagues, stay informed and relax during lunch or after hours

UCLA Events & Ticketing

UCLA Happenings

 Make changes to your personal and payroll information as your life events affect it  UCPath
 Learn about UCLA career development programs UCLA Career Development Programs
 Visit the UCLA Administration site to learn about the administrative structure at UCLA Administration