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Onboarding Checklist - New Employees - All New Employees - First Month

All new Division of Extension employees must complete a set of tasks within the first month of employment. This onboarding checklist is designed to complement information that is sent to all new hires by the Administrative Services Unit (ASU). If new employees have any questions regarding the tasks below, they should work with their supervisor.

Below you can find two types of 1st Month Tasks:
  1. Required Tasks - These tasks must be completed within the first month of employment. These are fundamental tasks that all new employees need to complete to get started at the Division of Extension and UW-Madison. Supervisors will work with and verify that new employees have completed all required tasks.
  2. Recommended Tasks - It is recommended that new employees complete these tasks within the first month of employment. Recommended tasks will generally be informational and may be applicable to later required tasks. These will not be verified by supervisors. 
Please work through this list in order. Access information by clicking each panel. If you have any questions please contact hr@extension.wisc.edu.

Required Tasks

Complete 1 Month Onboarding Feedback Survey

Applicable To

All new employees (does not apply to student hourly)

Background

UW-Madison onboarding policy requires the Division of Extension to collect feedback during the course of onboarding new employees. 

Instructions

Complete the Qualtrics survey using this link:

https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51DtzbmwKeu4ZmJ

Get Help

Questions? Contact hr@extension.wisc.ed

Complete Benefits Enrollment (First 30 Days)

Applicable To

All new employees (does not apply to student hourly)

Background

  • Most benefits plans have a 30 day enrollment period from the start date of a new hire's appointment.
  • Some plans have additional requirements.
  • New employees should complete benefits enrollment within their first 30 days!

Instructions

  1. Make sure you've reviewed all new employee benefits resources
  2. Complete your benefits enrollment within the first 30 days of your appointment!

Get Help

If you need assistance, please email asu.payrollbenefits@ohr.wisc.edu.

Complete Expectation and Goal-Setting Conversation 

Background

With your supervisor, you will develop and implement performance goals based on Extension’s highest priority work as reflected in your Department, Institute, or service unit’s plan of work. New employee’s goal setting conversations should be done within 30 days of his/her start date. These goal setting conversations should cover major duties of the job, work priorities, and how work will be evaluated. Date of the conversation, goals, and expectations must be documented in the Performance Management & Development Program (PMDP) and acknowledged by you.

Instructions

  • Complete Expectation and Goal-Setting Conversation within 30 days of your start date.

Get Help

  • Contact your supervisor if you do not have this conversation scheduled by 30 days.
  • If you have questions regarding performance management at Extension contact shelly.vilshavel@wisc.edu.

Review How to Report High-Risk Injuries/Incidents

Background

  • An important responsibility of any Extension employee who engages in Extension Programs, Events, or Activities is to protect volunteers, participants, and third parties from harm. In the event of an accident, injury, or other incident, it is important to respond in a proactive manner.
  • The Division of Extension requires that employees escalate high-risk injuries and incidents to their supervisor and complete and submit the appropriate risk-management report using the high-risk injury/incident reporting workflow.

Instructions

  1. Review Risk Management - Injury & Incident Reporting - Injuries & Incidentsand linked articles.
  2. Watch the relevant workflow training video (employee or supervisor).

Get Help

  • If you have any questions regarding Extension's workflow or content in the Extension Employee Handbook, please contact hr@extension.wisc.edu
  • If you have any general questions regarding Risk Management at UW-Madison, please contact riskmgmt@bussvc.wisc.edu.

Recommended Tasks

Review Employee Assistance Office (EAO)

Background

  • The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) offers counseling and consultation to UW-Madison employees, significant others, and family members.
  • Service are at offered at no cost and are confidential.
  • Services include personal counseling, workplace consultation, well-being coaching and training.

Instructions

Get Help

Questions? Please begin by contacting hr@extension.wisc.edu




Keywords:1st Month First Onboarding Required Tasks All New Employees Day Week   Doc ID:101464
Owner:Nathaniel S.Group:Extension Employee Handbook
Created:2020-04-27 12:06 CDTUpdated:2021-01-12 16:16 CDT
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